HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston girl took out two existence insurance insurance policies on her 6-three hundred and sixty five days-damaged-down son before giving him deadly doses of medications and over the counter medicine that brought on him provoking hallucinations before he died, prosecutors said Thursday.
Prosecutors with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office negate that Ashley Marks repeatedly drugged her son in June.
Marks, 25, has been charged with capital raze and turned into once being held without bond. Court docket information did no longer listing an authorized professional for her.
An autopsy ruled the boy’s loss of life a homicide after discovering poisonous quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine and varied antihistamines, constant with court docket information.
The boy’s grandfather told Houston police that after Marks had given her son medicine, the boy started hallucinating and “believed there were bugs on his garments” and that his grandson “grew to change into tremulous of his hallucinations,” constant with court docket documents.
The grandfather, Adam Marks, told police that after he told his daughter that her son had hallucinated after taking his medicine, she told him to give him more. He told police he did no longer comply, constant with court docket information. The boy and his sister had been residing with their grandfather on the time of his loss of life.
Adam Marks told police that his daughter gave her son more medicine, Nyquil, about a hours before he died, police said. In step with the producer, Nyquil ought to no longer be given to youngsters below 12 years damaged-down.
Investigators said they stumbled on that Ashley Marks had taken out two existence insurance insurance policies, every price $50,000, for her son and he or she turned into once the sole beneficiary, constant with court docket documents. The insurance policies had been taken out about a month before the boy’s loss of life. Marks is a certified insurance agent, police said.