Mom charged after daughter with Lupus found malnourished

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Tina Carr

HOUSTON - A mother is accused of causing serious bodily injury to her teenage daughter, who has Lupus, by failing to seek adequate medical care for her.

Court documents state back in April 16 officers responded to an assault in progress call in the 5600 block of Royal Palms on the south side. Officers say they had to force entry into the residence because Tina Renae Carr had the door barricaded with a refrigerator and refused to open the door.

According to court documents, officers found Carr's 14-year-old daughter lying on a pallet on the floor of the living room. They say she was malnourished, dizzy, incoherent and that she had a rash believed to be cigarette burns all over her body.

The apartment manager say she called police when the daughter ran into the office asking for help, saying her mother was trying to hurt her. She told police Carr arrived and dragged her daughter by force back to the apartment.

Doctors diagnosed the daughter with Lupus Gerebritis. Investigators say Carr refused to take her daughter to the hospital despite her disease progressing for a period of months. Police say Carr admitted she was advised by doctors to take her daughter to the hospital, but she did not. Investigators say Carr showed no remorse about the possibility that she could have died.

Carr, 46, is charged with injury to child by omission.

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