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Mom accused of injecting feces into son's IV as he battled leukemia

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Tiffany Alberts Tiffany Alberts

INDIANAPOLIS (WDRB) -- Indianapolis police say they have arrested a woman after she told them she injected fecal matter into her son's IV tube while he was hospitalized for leukemia.

Tiffany Alberts is accused of the heinous act, while her 15-year-old son was getting cancer treatments at an Indianapolis hospital. Police say Alberts had admitted to doing it at least six times since Nov. 13. 

Court documents say staff at Riley Hospital for Children contacted police after the 15-year-old boy developed several infections and a nurse observed video surveillance of the mother injecting his IV bag with an unknown substance. 

Hospital staff tested her son's blood, which showed positive results for organisms normally found in stool. Alberts claims she did it so her son would get better treatment.

She's charged with six counts of aggravated battery amd  and neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury,

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