Mom Arrested for Allegedly Failing to Feed Teenager Weighing 26 Pounds

Breitbart | 1/24/2020 | Staff
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A mother was arrested Friday after her teenage son was admitted to a hospital in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, weighing only 26 pounds.

October 23, authorities went to 41-year-old Elisabet Estrada’s home on Kelhigh Drive where they found the emaciated 16-year-old and immediately took him to Hershey Medical Center, according to the Chambersburg Public Opinion.

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Estrada’s other children appeared to be in good health when police and officials with Franklin County Children and Youth Services returned to check on them on October 24, court documents said.

However, authorities stated that the teenager was frail, gaunt, and ravenously hungry. He also appeared to be developmentally delayed and nonverbal.

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At the hospital, police noted that he was lying in the fetal position and seemed unable to stretch himself out in the bed.

“The child ‘ruminated his food,’ as if he didn’t have the ability to get food at home. When he had food, he regurgitated and re-ate it, according to police.”

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Officials said Estrada had not taken the boy to therapy or used any intervention since 2005.

While her son was in the hospital, she reportedly contacted the genetics testing personnel and claimed her son “has no...
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