HOUSTON – Family members are fighting for custody of a 5-year-old boy who was found starving in his home in Spring, and now there's a large sum of money involved too.
Donations have rolled in from generous viewers after KHOU 11 News aired his story.
Medical personnel testified that little Jordan’s biological mother is still testing positive for marijuana in her system though her boyfriend is testing clean.
In the meantime, little Jordan is doing better. His mother, Windy Halls said he’s doing “fantastic.”
Her attorney is trying to make it where her boyfriend, Derek Aune can have greater access to the boy. Right now, he cannot be around the child overnight.
The mother and child live with her sister. The lawyer submitted a certificate saying Aune had completed an anger management class.
The 21-year-old man had said he did not need drug rehabilitation and had stopped smoking pot about a week after Jordan was hospitalized.
The most recent court mandated drug tests for hall were positive even though she said she’s stopped smoking marijuana.
The drugs are why the boy is in the aunt’s custody. He was found in a diaper, locked in a closet under the stairs in his father’s Houston home.
Bradly Bleiemyer and boy’s stepmother Tammi are facing felony child endangerment charges. Jordan weighed just 29 pounds.
Hall had not seen him for two years. She said Aune is like a father figure to her son even though the boy had only met him eight weeks ago.
Neither has a job right now; $45,000 in donations goes to court to dispense for child.