Texas Woman Accused of Starving Child
accused of starving her stepson, Johnathan Ramsey, age 10, to death.
Ramsey faces a charge of injury to a child.
The boy’s father, Aaron Ramsey, was sentenced last year to life in prison for locking Johnathan in a bedroom of the family’s northeast Dallas home for months, feeding him only bread and water.Elizabeth Ramsey faces up to life in prison if convicted.
The boy’s skeletal remains were found in April 2012 in an Ellis County Creek bed. Medical experts estimated he died more than seven months earlier.
Dallas police detective Daniel Greene described the house where the couple lived as “dirty, filthy, animal waste in every room on pretty much every surface.”
Prosecutor Eren Price displayed police photos from the house on Clearwater Drive where Johnathan died. The rooms were packed with furniture, boxes and trash, and the entire house was infested with fleas. About 20 cats and four dogs also lived in the house with the Ramseys and another woman, Greene testified Thursday.
Johnathan died some time in August 2011.