A Wolcott, Indiana woman was charged seven felonies Friday after court documents said she put fecal matter multiple times into her son’s IV lines while he underwent cancer treatment.
As reported by WFLI News, Marion County prosecutors charged 41-year-old Tiffany Alberts with six counts of aggravated battery and one count of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury.
Prosecutors found that Alberts intentionally inflicted injury multiple times on her 15-year-old son, which created a high risk of death.
The investigation began on Nov. 17 when officers were called in to assist a child abuse investigation. The boy was being treated for cancer at the hospital, and medical staff said the boy had several infections that delayed treatment.
Video surveillance was then placed in the child’s room, and according to court documents, medical staff saw Alberts inject an unknown substance into the IV bag with a syringe multiple times.
Alberts was brought in for questioning, and said she injected water into her son in order to “flush the line,” according to court documents. Alberts later confessed, however, that the injections were of fecal matter.
Alberts is currently out on bond, but she is not allowed to see her son because of a no contact order.