- In 2016, Tiffany Alberts was observed on surveillance video injecting feces into her teenage son’s IV bag at Riley Children’s Hospital
- Alberts admitted to injecting feces into the IV bag and claimed it was so he would be moved to a different floor to receive better treatment
- In September, Alberts was acquitted of attempted murder
On Thursday, 44-year-old Tiffany Alberts was sentenced to seven years in prison and five years probation for six counts of aggravated battery and one charge of neglect for injecting feces into her teenage son’s IV bag. Alberts’ sentence comes after she was acquitted of attempted murder in September.
Tiffany Alberts Caught Injecting Feces Into Her Son’s IV Bag
In 2016, Riley Children’s Hospital contacted police after Alberts’ 15-year-old son kept developing unexplainable blood infections while being treated for Leukemia. Blood tests revealed organisms found in feces.
On November 17, 2016, a nurse observed Alberts on surveillance video injecting something into her son’s IV bag. About an hour and a half later, Alberts again injected something in the IV bag. Alberts claimed she started injecting feces into the IV bag on November 13, 2016. Initially, she claimed she was injecting water into the IV bag to “flush the line” because his medicine “burned.”
Alberts later admitted to collecting her son’s feces and injecting it into his IV bag. She claimed she was doing it to get her son moved to a different floor so he would get better treatment. The infections from the feces forced doctors to halt Albert’s son’s chemotherapy for about 55 days, which placed him at a high risk for his leukemia relapsing.
Investigators found a gift bag containing fecal matter on the bathroom sink in Alberts’ son’s room. It was also reported that detectives found diarrhea medication and weight loss pills in Alberts’ personal belongings.