November 09, 2011

Arlene Alaniz - Charged With Starving Her Special Needs Son To The Point Of Cardiac Arrest

Houston, Texas (The Weekly Vice) - Arlene Alaniz, a 28-year-old Texas woman was jailed Tuesday after she allegedly tied her special needs toddler to a crib and then starved him to the point of cardiac arrest.

According to police, an investigation was launched early last month after Alaniz' 3-year-old son was rushed to a Houston area hospital while in cardiac arrest.

Attending physicians say the little boy had stopped breathing, was severely malnourished and weighed just 26 pounds. The little boy's body was covered with bruises and cuts and he had endured an obvious decrease in muscle mass.

Investigators interviewed the toddler's 4-year-old brother who said his mother hits the boy because he's always crying. He also told police that his mother tied his younger brother to a crib with a rope to keep him from "escaping," according to the arrest affidavit.

Alaniz told investigators that she didn't know how her son received his injuries and the only reason she tied her son down was to keep his feeding tube from falling out. She then told detectives that she suffers from depression.

Neighbors who know the family told police that they weren't aware Alaniz had a second child because they never saw him.

Doctors have told investigators that the child's condition is consistent with abuse.

Alaniz was booked into the Harris County Jail on a charge of injury to a child. She remains held in lieu of $20,000 bond.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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loug1966 said...

Stop chaining up the kid but instead lets try your legs instead. She cant apply make up correctly or condoms but has a 4 & 3 year old. I bet abortion is against her religion but she lived by "spare the rod spoil the child". Dumb whore...

Anonymous said...

Have you heard of cps corruption. CPS will do or say anything to keep your kids. You all are a bunch of ignorant people, you all just don't know the system.

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