Apr 10, 2014 3:05 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area woman has been arrested for giving her daughter dangerously large amounts of salt that required the girl to be hospitalized.
Harris County sheriff's spokesman Alan Bernstein said Thursday that 31-year-old Katie Alice Ripstra is charged with two counts of injury to a child/serious bodily injury. A probable cause affidavit says Ripstra fed her daughter, now 4, such excessive amounts of salt that the child suffered a brain injury. The girl has since recovered and is no longer in her mother's custody.
Bernstein says Ripstra took the child last year on four separate occasions for treatment at the hospital where Ripstra worked as a pediatric nurse.
He says Ripstra's motives are not clear.
Ripstra bonded out of jail Wednesday. Online records did not indicate an attorney for her.
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