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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Texas parents are facing charges after authorities found their 5-year-old son emaciated and living in a closet under the stairs.
NewsFix reported the boy’s father, 24-year-old Bradley Bleimeyer, and his wife and the boy’s stepmother, 33-year-old Tammi, are facing felony child endangerment.
Police said the boy, one of their seven children, is severely underweight and is covered with bumps and bruises.
According to the report, officers originally came to the house after Bleimeyer got into a fight with his 16-year-old stepson.
Officers said the stepson told them he was fighting with his stepfather because he was upset about how his 5-year-old step brother was being treated.
Authorities said the boy was forced to live in a closed under the stairs, was abused and neglected.
The 5-year-old boy is now in protective custody.