MARION COUNTY, Ind. - An Indiana mother is facing serious charges after court documents say she injected fecal matter multiple times into her son's IV lines while he was undergoing cancer treatment.
Tiffany Alberts, 41, of Wolcott, Indiana, is charged with six counts of aggravated battery and one count of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, according to FOX affiliate WXIN.
Court documents say the investigation began when officers were called about a possible child abuse case on November 17 at Riley Hospital for Children.
Records show the 15-year-old received his first round of chemotherapy in September at Riley Hospital and then went home. However, he returned a few days later because he had a fever and diarrhea and was vomiting.
According to court documents, medical staff saw Alberts inject an unknown substance into her son's IV bag with a syringe multiple times. A blood test showed positive results for organisms normally found in stool.
Alberts claimed she did it to get her son moved to another unit at the hospital where he would receive better treatment, according to WLFI.
Hospital staff say their concern is that they may have missed their window to keep the boys leukemia in remission.