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Pregnant stepmother and father 'kept starving 5-year-old son in a locked closet under the stairs' Caution graphic images

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2014 at 12:32 AM
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Pregnant stepmother and father 'kept starving 5-year-old son in a locked closet under the stairs'

  • Police discovered the room when called to a disturbance at the home last Thursday in Harris County, Texas
  • The child's stepmother Tammi Bleimeyer, 33, fled the scene with the boy but police tracked them to a motel
  • Tammi, who is six months' pregnant and has five children, has been charged with child endangerment
  • Husband Bradley Bleimeyer is being held without bond on same charge after already being out on bond for burglary charge

By Louise Boyle



A father and pregnant stepmother have been arrested after they allegedly kept their five-year-old son locked under the stairs.

Police discovered a locked closet with a mattress after being called to a home following a disturbance last Thursday between Bradley Bleimeyer, 24, and his 16-year-old stepson.

The teenager had allegedly objected to his younger stepbrother being kept under the stairs at the home in Spring, Harris County, Texas.

Authorities are investigating a father and stepmother who are accused of starving and locking their 5-year-old son in a closet at their Texas home

Authorities are investigating a father and stepmother who are accused of starving and locking their 5-year-old son in a closet at their Texas home

The child's stepmother Tammi Bleimeyer, 33, had fled the home with the boy before officers arrived, according to click2houston.

Bleimeyer, who is six months' pregnant, refused to return to the home when contacted by police. She was tracked to a motel in Humble by her cellphone where she was found with the boy.

 

The child was taken to hospital where he was treated for a large cut on his back, bumps and bruises and severe malnourishment.

He remains at Texas Children's Hospital where Child Protective Services have applied for emergency custody.

Tammi Bleimeyer was charged with endangering a child and released on $2,000 bond.

Bradley and Tammi Bleimeyer allegedly locked the five-year-old boy under the stairs and starved him

Bradley and Tammi Bleimeyer allegedly locked the five-year-old boy under the stairs and starved him

Imprisoned: The boy was found in a closet under the stairs wearing his diaper. It is unclear how long he'd been held there

Imprisoned: The boy was found in a closet under the stairs wearing his diaper. It is unclear how long he'd been held there

Bradley Bleimeyer, who was already out on bond for a burglary charge, was also charged with endangering a child.

The 24-year-old, who has spent time in jail and has string of prior convictions, is being held without bond.

Bradley Bleimeyer is the biological father of the five-year-old. His expectant wife is the biological mother of six children including the 16-year-old boy.

All the children are being cared for by family but CPS is expected to gain custody shortly. The health of the other children is currently unknown.

Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Herman told Kens5 he had never seen anything like it in his 30 year career.

'He was severely under nourished, bone sticking out, bumps, bruises. His skin was coming off on his back. It's a horrific horrific situation,' he said.

MailOnline was awaiting a comment from Harris County Precinct 4 officers.

Horrific: Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Herman said the abuse was the worst he'd seen in his thirty year career

Horrific: Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Herman said the abuse was the worst he'd seen in his thirty year career

The child was treated in hospital for cuts, bumps and bruises and was severely malnourished

The child was treated in hospital for cuts, bumps and bruises and was severely malnourished

by on Apr. 1, 2014 at 12:32 AM
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m0mmy0ftw02012
by Member on Apr. 1, 2014 at 12:37 AM
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 omg... that poor child. This breaks my heart!!! No child deserves to be treated like that. I hope they lose everything and can never have a kid again. People like this make me SICK!!!!!!!!!!

viv212
by Gold Member on Apr. 1, 2014 at 12:52 AM
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No no no no NO!!!!!!!!

😩😫 This made my heart hurt. Fucking piece of shit assholes!!!!
viv212
by Gold Member on Apr. 1, 2014 at 12:53 AM
So she was the mother of the oldest but stepmom to the 5 year old?

I don't even know why I ask... 👊💢
Healthystart30
by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2014 at 1:11 AM
Poor baby :(
quickbooksworm
by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2014 at 1:17 AM
:(
tina08mommy
by Member on Apr. 1, 2014 at 1:25 AM
Omg that poor boy. I dont get how people can do that to a child.
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stormcris
by Christy on Apr. 1, 2014 at 1:32 AM

OMG what of the other children?

HotMomma2622
by Member on Apr. 1, 2014 at 1:36 AM
2 moms liked this
That is so sad. Hugs to the little guy . I pray he goes to a family who can love him and spoil him.
blueforewolf
by on Apr. 1, 2014 at 2:24 AM
6 moms liked this

did I get that right - she was released on a 2,000 dollar bond? are you fucking kidding me - they tortured and starved a child ffs! what the hell is wrong with this country - no bail for either of them fuck that!  I would take that poor boy in a heart beat the beautiful little thing - the both of them should be sterilized and jailed for life - and that baby taken away as soon as it is born  - but they will probably get 2 years or something like that reduced for good behavior - what do other countries do with situations like this ?

msalice_21
by Member on Apr. 1, 2014 at 2:27 AM
Omfg I want to knock the shit out of these people!! My son is 5 and I couldn't imagine him looking like this!!! That poor little boy!
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