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

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

Bradley Bleimeyer, 24, and Tammi Bleimeyer, 33.

Bradley Bleimeyer, 24, and Tammi Bleimeyer, 33.

According to KTRK, authorities released graphic photos of the malnourished boy. They say his own father and stepmother locked him in a closet beneath the staircase.

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

The child was found last week when deputies responded to a fight between Bradley and his 16-year-old stepson.

The teen told deputies how the boy was being treated.

The malnourished 5-year-old  was taken to the hospital and is now in protective custody.

The stepmother is out on a $2,000 bond and the father is being held with no bond, according to reports.

Source: KTRK

22 comments

    • anom

      Agree….we need to start doing to same to people that abuse children and animals……maybe if they knew they were going to get the same they’d think about it ….. if they have a brain!!!

  • badelizabeth2013

    Please can we do the same to them? I don’t understand why anyone would do this to a child. They need to be horse whipped.

  • Richard Nance

    I still say the State should bring back “Public Hanging” for Felony Child Abuse or Murder, heck there’s no Real Deterrent now for anything, the NC Judicial System is a Joke!!!

  • britt blair

    Folks, I repeat, if you don’t want your child – I will adopt them!!! Just no sense in this!

  • Angela

    Why are they only charged with endangering a child? How about attempted murder? Thats exactly what it is!!

    • NOT SURPRISED

      totally agree with you there. the difference in the eyes of the law is he is related to that man that claims to be a father. both are terrorest in my eyes.

  • NOT SURPRISED

    why is the stepmom out on bond and who would would get her out anyway? we need to pray for that little boy to find a safe and loving home to go to.

  • Unique

    It’s just breaks my heart to see such hatred towards children. This is so sad as it happens everyday. This judge has the right to give this step mother no bail instead she walks on 2000 dollar bail, that is not right our world is falling apart with all the evil in the world. My prayers our for this little boy and every other child suffering in the hands of the people who our suppose to love them not hate! Stop the madness!

  • FaithC

    Why is the stepmom out on such a low bail? She was an adult who knew what was going on and had to play a part in it. Glad the teen finally spoke up and they got that child out of there. Hope he is placed with some loving people.
    This is just sick and the punishment should be lock them in a closet, don’t feed them for 5 years and see how they like it.

  • STRETCH

    Wow…the sad thing is that they say a Protective Custody, Case Worker saw the child in February and the child didn’t look malnutrition. I’m suppose to believe that this child appearance changed so dramatically in 2 months? The parents, step parent, step siblings, case worker all should be charged.

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