HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston woman took out two everyday living insurance coverage insurance policies on her 6-12 months-previous son just before providing him deadly doses of medications and about the counter medications that brought on him terrifying hallucinations just before he died, prosecutors said Thursday.
Prosecutors with the Harris County District Attorney’s Business office allege that Ashley Marks regularly drugged her son in June.
Marks, 25, has been billed with capital murder and was currently being held devoid of bond. Court records did not listing an lawyer for her.
An autopsy ruled the boy’s loss of life a homicide just after getting toxic quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine and a variety of antihistamines, according to court docket data.
The boy’s grandfather advised Houston police that soon after Marks had provided her son medication, the boy started off hallucinating and “believed there were being bugs on his clothing” and that his grandson “became afraid of his hallucinations,” according to courtroom documents.
The grandfather, Adam Marks, informed police that soon after he instructed his daughter that her son experienced hallucinated after using his drugs, she instructed him to give him additional. He told law enforcement he did not comply, according to court docket data. The boy and his sister have been residing with their grandfather at the time of his loss of life.
Adam Marks advised police that his daughter gave her son a lot more medication, Nyquil, a several hrs right before he died, law enforcement said. According to the company, Nyquil ought to not be provided to youngsters underneath 12 many years old.
Investigators explained they identified that Ashley Marks experienced taken out two lifestyle insurance coverage guidelines, every single well worth $50,000, for her son and she was the sole beneficiary, in accordance to courtroom paperwork. The insurance policies have been taken out about a thirty day period in advance of the boy’s loss of life. Marks is a certified insurance policies agent, law enforcement claimed.
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