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Indiana woman sentenced to 7 years in jail for injecting feces into son's IV

Son had leukemia at the time
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Posted at 1:14 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 16:14:20-05

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana woman who admitted to injecting fecal matter into her son's IV in 2016 was sentenced Thursday.

Tiffany Alberts received a 12-year sentence Thursday, with seven years in prison and five years probation. She was charged with six counts of aggravated battery and one neglect charge, according to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.

Alberts was acquitted of an attempted murder charge in September.

The Wolcott, Indiana native was arrested and charged in November 2016 after an investigation found she was injecting feces into her son's IV at Riley Children's Hospital, which caused bacterial infections and sepsis.

Her son, a minor at the time, was being treated for leukemia.

Investigators were able to determine the feces were causing the bacterial infection after she was placed in a room with video surveillance and hospital staff saw her using a syringe to inject something into the IV.

Initially, Alberts denied the claims, but later admitted to police that she had actually been injecting the boy's IV with his own fecal matter.

This story was originally published by Shakkira Harris on WRTV.