Pair charged with child abuse in Alabaster
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
COLUMBIANA – A 35-year-old Alabaster woman and a 28-year-old Irondale man are facing felony child abuse charges after they allegedly failed to seek medical treatment for a child suffering from severe malnutrition and left the child alone with his 4-year-old sister for “several hours at a time.”
The Alabaster Police Department arrested Regina Hosey, who lists an address on Fifth Avenue Southeast in Alabaster, on April 26, and arrested Tramaine Walter, who lists an address on Nytol Street in Irondale, on April 11, and charged both of them with counts of aggravated child abuse and willful child abuse.
The charges are related to a pair of victims who were both younger than 6 at the time the alleged crimes took place between Nov. 20, 2015, and Nov. 16, 2018, according to court documents.
The suspects allegedly “did not take (one of the victims) to several doctor’s visits to access the G-tube and severe malnutrition,” causing the child to lose more than 10 pounds, according to the suspects’ arrest warrants.
Both children also were left alone for “several hours at a time,” read the arrest warrants.
Aggravated child abuse is a Class A felony, and is punishable by up to life in prison upon conviction. Willful child abuse is a Class C felony, and carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison upon conviction.
Walter is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $22,100, and Hosey is being held in the jail on bonds totaling $20,000.
Walter is set to appear in Shelby County District Court on May 23 for a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Daniel Crowson. As of April 30, Hosey did not yet have a court date set.