A child abuse case has shocked the United States of America after a hospital surveillance camera captures the moments when an Indiana woman injects human feces into her cancer-stricken son’s IV lines.
Tiffany Alberts, a 41-years old school teacher from Indiana, was recently incarcerated and put on trial after the authorities discovered that the woman tampered with her 15-years old son’s medication regime.
Alberts’s son has been diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year and was scheduled to begin his first chemotherapy treatments at the beginning of September. According to the hospital’s staff, the teen’s first treatment was uneventful and that he showed no symptoms consistent with chemo side effects.
As the hospital staff recalls, the teen was brought back to the hospital a couple of days later with severe symptoms such as vomiting, high fever, and diarrhea. Thinking that his symptoms must have been somehow related to the chemo session he underwent, the doctors performed a series of blood tests.
The results were indeed shocking. The samples of blood harvested from the teen showed traces of bacteria and organic compounds that are usually found in stool. The teen’s physicians told the reporters and the investigators that if they continued treating him for leukemia, his blood infection would have killed him.
Still, the doctors could not understand how the stool compounds got inside the teen’s bloodstream. However, upon reviewing the security tapes from the teen’s room, the hospital’s staff discovered that the Indiana woman purged his IV lines with a syringe containing a brown liquid.
The hospital’s staff immediately alerted the police, which, in turn, apprehended the Indiana woman. Upon interviewing her, Alberts admitted into injecting his son’s IV lines with human feces in an attempt to have him transferred to a better equipped medical facility.
Furthermore, the woman added that on more than one occasion, she deliberately purged her son’s IV lines with plain water because the teen complained about the medicine was burning him from inside.
The court permitted the woman to stay at her home in Springfield, pending the trial, but her son taken by the Child Protection Services.
For her deeds, the Indiana woman faces six counts of aggravated battery, and one count of neglecting a dependent which resulted in severe bodily damage.
Unfortunately, the teen’s physicians declared that the woman’s ‘treatment’ might have decreased the teen’s chances of getting cured.
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