Starved toddler looked like infant, mom charged
POSTED: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 12:26pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 3:58am
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
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
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.