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Starved toddler looked like infant, mom charged

POSTED: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 11:26am

UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:58am

HOUSTON - An emaciated toddler who looked like an infant
when he was hospitalized remains in critical condition in Houston.

Officials told the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday that 3-year-old
Kayvon Lewis is suffering from starvation symptoms and worry he
won't live.

His mother, 30-year-old Marcia Bert Holliday, has been charged
with injury to a child by omission. She was arrested after taking
him to the hospital last week and was being held at the Harris
County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond. No attorney information was
available online for Holliday.

She told authorities the boy wouldn't eat and had seizures
daily.

Child Protective Services spokeswoman Estella Olguin says
Kayvon's 5 and 6 -year-old siblings have never attended school.
They have been placed in foster care.

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This woman has five other children. Four were taken from her and placed in foster care. One died at one month from her accidentally suffocating her with her bottle. She was not suppose to ever have children in her custody let alone have three more making that a grand total of eight children!!!!! Please do not let this woman fool you. I feel nothing but sympathy for those poor children. My heart goes out to little Kayvon.

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