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Texas mom has child custody hearing for malnourished son

One mother in Texas is facing a scenario that no parent ever wants to face. She is having to deal with learning that her 5-year-old son was allegedly abused at the hands of his father and stepmother. The little boy's mother met with a judge to ask for custody of the child.

The little boy was found on March 27 when deputies responded to a disturbance call in Spring, Texas. The boy was malnourished and beaten. His father and stepmother are being charged with abusing the boy. They allegedly locked him in a closet and didn't feed him. His grandmother says that the boy was padlocked in the closet.

The boy, who is severely malnourished, is being treated at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is also being treated for bruises and bumps.

There were other children in the home and the stepmother is currently pregnant. Child Protective Services is trying to get custody of all the children the couple have. A child custody hearing in April will determine who will get custody of the 5-year-old boy.

This boy's mother has decided to ask the court to give her custody of her son. She said that her bond with her son should have never been broken. She said it was like giving birth to him again.

Anyone who is going through a similar child custody issue should make sure that they understand their rights. They should also explore potential options and get answers to questions that might help to ensure the child's best interests are always taken into consideration.

Source:, "Biological mom asks for custody of son 'locked in closet'" Jill Courtney, Apr. 01, 2014

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