(CNN) – An Indiana mother accused of inject fecal matter into your 15-year-old child’s IV bag She was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Tiffany Alberts will serve five years probation after his prison sentence, said Michael Leffler, spokesman for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.
Alberts was found guilty of six counts of aggravated assault and one charge of negligence in a trial in September 2019. Alberts was found innocent of attempted murder, online court records show.
James Voyles, lawyer for Alberts, declined to comment.
Wolcott’s wife, Indiana, was arrested and charged in 2016 after using a syringe to inject feces into her son’s IV while he was receiving cancer treatments at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. He knowingly placed him “in a situation that endangered the life or health of the dependent,” according to the documents of the Superior Court of Marion County.
Alberts said his actions were intended to move his son from the intensive care unit to another Riley unit, where he believed “the treatment was better,” according to the documents.
His son had been receiving treatment for leukemia since the beginning of August 2016 in the hospital, according to an affidavit from the Marion County Police. He was discharged and returned to the hospital a few days later, in early September 2016, with fever, vomiting and diarrhea, according to the report.
The child’s blood tests showed that the organisms normally found in feces caused a bacterial infection and sepsis, which an extensive medical evaluation could not explain.
Suspecting that someone might be contaminating the patient’s intravenous lines, hospital staff began monitoring the teenager’s room with video surveillance and saw the mother injecting a substance into her central line.
Authorities said Alberts initially told investigators he was injecting water to “rinse it out because the medicine they gave him burned.” He later admitted to injecting his son’s stool, which he kept in a gift bag in the bathroom sink of his room, authorities said.