A mom and her boyfriend have been arrested and charged after her 3 children were found abandoned in an apartment along with their brother’s remains.
The story has broken hearts all over the world.
The 3 children were found living alone with the remains of their 9-year-old brother by police in Houston.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department said there had been a “very horrific situation” in which children, aged fifteen, 10, and 7, had been left alone “for an extended period of time.”
As per Fox 4 News, police said that the fifteen-year-old had called the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday.
The child told the authorities that his 9-year-old brother had been dead for a year and the body was inside the apartment.
The outlet reports that Gonzalez told reporters when the officers attended the address, they found the siblings living alone.
The other child’s skeletal remains were also found.
The 3 children were taken to hospital to be assessed…
As they appeared to be “malnourished and showed signs of physical injury.”
“Very tragic. Been in this business for a long time and I had never heard of a scenario like this. It really caught me by surprise,” Gonzalez said.
“We’re gonna make sure we do everything we can and make sure we conduct a thorough follow-up investigation and make sure that the kids are okay.”
Shortly after, it was found by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office that the boy whose remains were found was a result of homicide.
The Daily Mail reported that the office ruled the death as a homicide after discovering multiple blunt force injuries.
A spokesperson told the outlet: “No charges have been filed by our investigators as of today. The findings of the Institute of Forensic Science along with our investigation results will be presented to a prosecutor when applicable.”
On October 25th, Gonzalez also shared an update on the case.
He shared information that the mother of the children was found, with her boyfriend.
At first, the mother and her boyfriend were interviewed by officers but later released…
Which as you can imagine, prompted some questions online.
But, now the children’s mom, Gloria Williams and her boyfriend, Brian Coulter have been arrested and charged.
Coulter has been charged with murder, while Williams has been charged with felony injury to a child by omission, and tampering with evidence (in this case, the human corpse), NBC Los Angeles reports.
Gonzalez announced the development in a series of tweets that read: “Arrest update for incident at Green Crest: Brian W. Coulter (12-12-89) has been charged in the murder of the complainant. The complainant was 8 years old at the time of his death in 2020. Coulter is the boyfriend of the murdered child’s mother.”
“The mother of the murdered child, Gloria Y. Williams (12-26-85) has been charged with the felony charges of Injury to a Child by Omission, Failure to Provide Medical Care, and Failure to Provide Adequate Supervision. Addtl charges are expected to be filed. Both Coulter & Williams are in custody.”
Both Coulter and Williams remain in custody.