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Dad and mom charged in case where boy’s IV was pulled out

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — More charges have been filed, now including the victim’s father, in a case from March of this year in which authorities said a 4-year-old boy suffering from “near fatal” meth-induced seizures had his IV removed and was taken from the hospital against medical advice.

The father and mother of that boy are charged with two counts each of child endangerment after the boy, his 2-year-old brother and the two parents all tested positive for meth.

The mother, Sharon Payton Parker, was initially charged March 21 on one count involving her 4-year-old after she took him to the emergency room for seizures.

Police were notified when the boy tested positive for meth.

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Later in the morning, hospital staff notified police Parker had removed her son’s IV and taken him from the hospital against medical advice. The IV was found in a trash can.

About an hour later, staff said the child was brought back after suffering another seizure.

The boy was rushed to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, where doctors said it was a “near fatality.”

After Parker was arrested, her other son was placed in custody of Child Protective Services and examined at the hospital, where police said he also tested positive for meth.

Police said a search warrant executed at the home on Falls Drive located several baggies containing meth and syringes containing so-called meth “blood shots.”

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After tests showed all four members of the family, including the children’s father, Joseph Alaniz, were positive for meth, additional charges were filed.

An investigator said monitored jail calls between Parker and Alaniz revealed Parker admitted to being on “dope,” and Alaniz admitted being an abuser of meth.

A CPS report stated Alaniz admitted being a daily user of meth for the last 10 years and that Parker also used meth.

Parker has a previous arrest in 2013 for possession of meth, and Alaniz has two past arrests for possession of marijuana.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for updates as more information becomes available. All individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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