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

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