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.