Mom charged with injury to child after CPS says her baby boy was severely malnourished

Monday, February 04, 2013

A Houston mom is facing charges, accused of injury to a child after Child Protective Service says they found her 9-month-old baby boy severely malnourished.

Walteria Bledsoe was arraigned Monday morning. Police say her son weighed just under eight pounds when he arrived at Memorial Hermann Hospital. While her son was born premature, prosecutors argue a child his age should weigh around 17 pounds at this point.

Bledsoe, 23, is out on a $20,000 bond, but she's not allowed to have any contact with her son.

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