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CPS Makes More Disturbing Allegations Against Parents


Ask 4-year-old Landon Weber where he lives and he will likely say, "the hospital."

"He thinks of himself as a sick child. He thinks of the hospital as his home. That's really sad," said CPS attorney Valerie Brock.
What is even sadder, according to Childrens Protective Services, is the reason behind all of Landon's surgeries and hospital stays -- his parents.

In a recent court hearing, a CPS caseworker testified she has no doubt about that.

"She feels confident this is a case of medical child abuse," said Brock.

But Landon's parents say it is not them, but a rare medical disorder called mitochondrial disease that has caused their young boy to spend the majority of his life in hospital rooms.

"They won't let us see him, even though he lights up when we walk in the room," said Landon's father, James Weber.

"They say we did all these horrible things. We didn't perform the tests the doctors ran. We're not the ones who suggested all these treatments, we trusted what the doctor's we're saying."

But CPS contends that doctors were diagnosing the boy based on symptoms from his mother; symptoms that CPS alleges were far from accurate.

The latest bombshell from CPS is court testimony that a doctor in Tennessee also treated Landon. That means doctors in three different states have treated the little boy and CPS said that number could grow.

When asked how many unneccessary surgeries she thought Landon may have had, Brock replied "I think it's very hard to tell at this point."

According to CPS, Landon's health continues to improve by leaps and bounds. He is even starting to walk without a walker.

"They are unfortunately using the fact that he's getting better again, which is typical of this disease as proof the parents were doing something to him before and that's just not a logical connection you can make," said Chris Branson, the Weber's attorney.

CPS has denied visitation for Landon's parents and grandparents.

"None of us parents, grandparents get to see him," said Marilyn Weber, Landon's grandmother.

This August, a jury will decide if the Weber's parental rights should be terminated.

"These people are not hard-hearted. You have to have a heart to be hard-hearted. They have no heart at all," said Charles Weber, Landon's grandfather.

The possibility of never speaking to her son again is more than Landon's mother, Jennifer Weber, said she can even bear.
Landon's parents also remain the targets of a criminal investigation.

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