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