A Texas lady allegedly killed her Three-year-old son by working him over together with her automobile in what prosecutors described as a recreation of “hen.”
Lexus Lashell Stagg, 26, initially described the boy’s June 11 demise as an accident that occurred when she didn’t see him whereas backing up. After Stagg handed a sobriety take a look at, police let her go, Houston Police Division Spokesperson Jodi Silva tells PEOPLE.
However in accordance with a possible trigger affidavit, Stagg was allegedly seen by witnesses and caught on surveillance footage rushing ahead towards her three youngsters. Two of the youngsters acquired out of the best way, however the youngest — who in accordance with a number of reviews, together with The Washington Put up, was named Lord Renfro — didn’t. Lord died as the results of his accidents.
“She initially stated, ‘I didn’t know he was there. And he simply acquired below the wheel,’” says Silva, including that police imagine Stagg “deliberately ahead with the intention … they might get out of the best way.”
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Stagg was arrested and charged with criminally negligent murder on June 20. If convicted, she faces 10 years in jail.
“Each guardian has an obligation to guard their youngsters, even from themselves,” Harris County District Lawyer Kim Ogg stated in an announcement. “Automobiles aren’t toys and enjoying hen along with your youngsters isn’t a recreation.”
Stagg wept throughout her courtroom look on Friday, in accordance with video taken by ABC13.
“She’s distraught,” an lawyer stated on her behalf, including that her son’s funeral was scheduled for the subsequent day.