Stepmom says she limited boy's water several times 1/18/13
January 18, 2013
DALLAS (AP) - A woman on trial for the dehydration death of a 10-year-old
stepson has told a jury that she limited the boy's water several times shortly
before his death.
Tina Marie Alberson is charged with felony injury to a child in the July
2011 death of Jonathan James. Jonathan collapsed his father and Alberson's
south Dallas home. Authorities say he'd been kept in the home without water for
days as punishment for bed wetting, sneaking food and other supposed mistakes.
The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/10DdPHJ) reports Alberson, testifying
in her own defense Thursday, said she saw no sign that the boy was in medical
The 44-year-old woman also said she takes medication for a bipolar disorder.
The defense rested after her testimony. Closing arguments are scheduled for