Couple accused of starving 5-year-old son, locking him in closet

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Bradley Bleimeyer, 24, and Tammi Bleimeyer, 33.

A couple in Texas is accused of starving their 5-year-old old son and locking him in a closet.

According to KTRK, they say his own father and stepmother locked him in a closet beneath the staircase.

When police found the boy, they say he was emaciated and malnourished and he looked like he’d been beaten.

Bradley Bleimeyer, 24, and Tammi Bleimeyer, 33, have been arrested and charged with endangering a child.

Tammi Bleimeyer, who was released on $2,000 blond, is publicly denying that she abused or neglected her 5-year-old stepson. She denies any responsibility for the boy’s condition.

“I don’t know what caused him to look like that. I don’t know if it’s health issues or if it is truly something else, but I don’t want to be like everybody else and assume the worst,” she said.

On Tuesday, Tammi filed for divorce from her husband, but she says she’s not convinced he is to blame, either.

Bradley is currently being held without bond.



  • angry

    what gets me is that these kids didn't ask to be here. How can someone be that evil to treat another human like that ?! they should rot in jail.

  • mike

    Capital punishment for all heinous crimes against children… if you can't have empathy for them you shouldn't be here

  • Will it ever end

    Gee whiz, I just don't know how he locked himself up and starved and beat himself. Can I go home now? What? How can it be my fault, he isn't even my kid? I've been framed by the police. No you have been framed by stupidity.

  • Eve

    People who commit crimes against children should automatically be sterilized and chipped with a gps tracking device with a phone app alerting people whenever they are near these monsters… Not being allowed to function in society with fear of being hassled for your crimes would be the ultimate punishment.

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