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The mother of a 9-month-old infant is facing charges after she was accused of putting laxative medication into her child’s IV in an alleged attempt to starve him while he was hospitalized.

Megan Lee Kafer, 25, and her husband have been married for four years and live in Minnesota with their two children.

In July, the Kafers’ son was admitted to the hospital for treatment when he was failing to gain weight and the cause for this was not known.

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A father and his girlfriend have been accused of child abuse and kidnapping after it was discovered that the couple had allegedly been forcing the man’s son into a locked space underneath the staircase for hours at a time over a suspected period of two to three months.

30-year-old Alex Craig Shadlow, and his 39-year-old girlfriend, Traci Lynn Tyler, share a home in Ackley, Iowa, along with Shadlow’s 8-year-old son.

During the summer in 2017, Shadlow and Tyler were reported to the police when their neighbors saw that they had placed the child inside of a tent to sleep for the night in the backyard during a lightning storm with heavy rain. The officer who investigated the claim made by the neighbor reported the incident to the Iowa Department of Human Services.