Starved toddler looked like infant, mom charged

HOUSTON (AP) - 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.

Information from: Houston Chronicle,

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