A 40-year-old North Texas woman has been arrested on charges she seriously injured her 13-year-old son by lying about his medical history, resulting in unnecessary surgeries and unneeded medications.
Danita Tutt, of Cleburne, was arrested Friday. Her son, Colby, and a younger brother were removed from her custody in May.
Tutt allegedly lied to doctors about Colby's medical history, prompting the boy to undergo unnecessary surgeries, including the placement of a central line that later lead to a potentionally life-threatening blood infection, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
Child Protective Services documents obtained by the Star-Telegram claim Tutt had been refusing to feed Colby and that she had already made funeral arrangements and purchased a cakset for the boy. Investigators feared she might end her older son's life and worried about the safety of the other child, the report shows.
The documents describe Tutt as "an attention-seeking type person" who enjoys attention she gets for having two medically fragile children.
Tutt's attorney, Christopher Cooke, said there's "no question" Colby is sick and continues to be sick and that he has documents from physicians who said Colby is terminally ill.