Janice Guidry: 3-Month-Old Baby in Her Care Weighed Less Than Nine Pounds
Janice Guidry of Houston has been charged with endangering a child after a three-month-old girl in her care was found to be malnourished and suffering from physical trauma.
Court documents say that the child weighed about eight and a half pounds. Her legs were fractured.
The condition of the baby was discovered on a scheduled doctor's visit; Guidry was told the child needed to be taken to the hospital immediately. She promised to do so but didn't, which earned her a visit from CPS.
Hospital tests on the child's system were normal, court documents say, meaning her condition is likely the result of neglect rather than illness.
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Guidry, 55, told investigators the leg injuries came from when she tripped carrying the child in a car seat down some steps, but court documents quote doctors saying that's unlikely.
And the child isn't even Guidry's -- she had taken over care of it from a woman named Twanda Cleveland, court documents say.
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