Stepmother faces upgraded charge in child abuse case

HOUSTON – The stepmother of a 5-year-old boy who was found beaten and malnourished in a stairway closet is facing an upgraded felony charge.

Tammi Bleimeyer was charged with injury to a child by omission Friday.

Bleimeyer and the boy’s biological father were arrested in March 2014 and charged with felony child endangerment.

Bleimeyer turned herself in Saturday and posted $30,000 bond later in the day. Her husband, Bradley, remains in jail on $150,000 bond.

The boy was found by his 16-year-old brother, who called police. Investigators said the boy weighed about 30 pounds and was found with his bones popping out and skin peeling off his back.

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