Indiana woman convicted for injecting feces into son’s IV during cancer treatments

Tiffany Alberts

Update (December 27, 2019): Tiffany Alberts was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A Wolcott woman has been convicted for injecting her 15-year-old son’s IV with fecal matter while he was undergoing cancer treatments in 2016.

Marion County prosecutors announced Friday that Tiffany Alberts has been convicted of six counts of aggravated battery.

Alberts was charged in November of 2016 after an investigation revealed she was injecting her son’s IV with feces causing her son bacterial infections and sepsis, according to prosecutors.

At the time, doctors said it was not known what was causing, nor was there a medical reason for the blood infection.

Surveillance cameras were placed in the room of Albert’s son, and hospital staff discovered she was using a syringe and injecting an unknown substance in her child’s IV bag.

Prosecutors said Alberts had first told investigators she was injecting water into the IV, but later admitted to injecting fecal matter into her son’s IV bag.

Alberts is scheduled for sentencing on December 6, 2019.

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