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    3 children abandoned by their parents found living with the skeleton of their murdered sibling while their parents lived a few miles away

    https://www.texomashomepage.com/news...ton-apartment/

    A mother and her boyfriend have been arrested and charged in the death of her 8-year-old son, whose skeletal remains were found inside a Houston-area apartment with his three apparently abandoned siblings.

    Brian W. Coulter, the boyfriend, was charged Tuesday with murder, while the mother, Gloria Y. Williams, was charged with felony injury to a child by omission and tampering with evidence.

    Officials had ruled earlier Tuesday that the child died by ?homicidal violence with multiple blunt force.?

    The child?s skeletal remains and the three other children were found in the apartment Sunday, authorities said.

    The Harris County Sheriff?s Office said a 15-year-old had called to report his brother had been dead for a year and was inside the home. The teen told authorities that his deceased brother was in the room next to his.

    Deputies found the body as well as the teen and two other siblings ages 10 and 7.

    Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, who called the case ?horrific? and ?heartbreaking,? said the children appeared malnourished and ?showed signs of physical injury.?

    The sheriff said it appears the surviving children were fending for each other and that the parents had not lived in the apartment for several months.
    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/wor...s-fed-25302072

    neighbour was reportedly helping three children found abandoned in an apartment with the skeletal remains of their brother.

    The three kids, aged seven, 10 and 15, were rescued from the apartment in Houston, Texas, at around 4.30pm on Sunday.

    Responding to a call from the 15-year-old, police found the kids fending for themselves in squalid conditions alongside the dead body. Police said they were not locked up, rather abandoned by their parents.

    Now it has been revealed that an unnamed neighbour was helping the kids at the apartment.

    A spokesperson for Harris county?s sheriff department told The Daily Beast on Monday that the neighbour had been bringing them food and charging their phones after power to the home was cut off.

    The 15-year-old explained to police on Sunday that they had been left by their parents and that his nine-year-old brother had died.

    Residents have now raised concerns about how they were not discovered sooner, with some telling The Daily Beast that maintenance workers had been visiting the apartment regularly.

    Others said that they didn't realise their mother had kids when she was seen in the area some time ago.

    Authorities have now said that the kids had been surviving in deplorable conditions for almost a year. They were found with injuries and looking malnourished.

    County sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet: "All three were transported to a hospital to be assessed and treated for their injuries. It is believed the parents have not lived in the unit for several months."

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    So many people failed these poor kids.


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    So were the parents paying their rent? This is not the first time Ive read a story like this before. First one Ive read with the children living with a deceased sibling though.

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    How is the Mother not being held equally responsible for this? I thought in Texas that if you are present during a crime that results in murder that everyone gets charged with it. You don't just leave your children with a dead sibling for a year and go about your life. This is insanity.

    Also, not victim blaming.... Just pointing it out, but one was 15 years old. You would think they'd raise the alarm earlier at that age. I understand being afraid because of abuse, but if they parents weren't there for large chunks of time you'd think he'd go to get help at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    How is the Mother not being held equally responsible for this? I thought in Texas that if you are present during a crime that results in murder that everyone gets charged with it. You don't just leave your children with a dead sibling for a year and go about your life. This is insanity.

    Also, not victim blaming.... Just pointing it out, but one was 15 years old. You would think they'd raise the alarm earlier at that age. I understand being afraid because of abuse, but if they parents weren't there for large chunks of time you'd think he'd go to get help at some point.
    See I was wondering that too. I dont think these are kids who just suddenly fell into these circumstances- they have probably been neglected and mistreated their whole lives. They may not have the social or mental acuity to recognize how bizarro wrong this is- especially when you consider how many kids have been off the radar completely since COVID.
    My teacher friends in areas with many kids from other countries talk about how kids have literally just vanished- they have no idea where they are, if they are still in the country, or what happened to them.
    Im betting that there are a whole slew of "COVID kids" who are living a nightmare like this is a third world country.
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    I wonder if these kids were ever in school?

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    This reminds me a bit of the Turpin family:

    http://mydeathspace.com/vb/showthrea...82#post3823582

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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...ops/ar-AAQ1Tz4
    This is beyond even the Turpin's I think....
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    From the link Monter posted:

    A Texas man charged with felony murder for allegedly beating his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son to death—then abandoning the victim’s three young brothers to fend for themselves in a filthy home alongside the decaying corpse—had subjected the children to regular physical abuse, breaking the middle child’s jaw in recent weeks, police said Wednesday.

    Brian Ward Coulter, 31, killed the boy, Kendrick Lee, with his fists and feet around Thanksgiving 2020, according to a criminal complaint filed in Harris County District Court. Initial reports listed Kendrick’s age as 9, but authorities later said he was 8.

    Coulter and the kids’ mom, Gloria Yvette Williams, 35, left the “dry… skeletal remains” behind in the Houston-area apartment they shared with the four kids, two of whom are believed to be on the autism spectrum, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a press conference.

    The surviving brothers, aged 7, 10, and 15, were only rescued from the “deplorable” home on Sunday after the 15-year-old reportedly texted his mom to say he couldn’t take it anymore, then called 911.

    Investigators said that Williams and Coulter had been together for a few years and abuse was commonplace for Williams’ boys, who had two different fathers, one of whom has since died.

    “I think that the beatings were consistent...mainly involving the younger children,” Harris County Sgt. Dennis Wolfford said.

    After Kendrick died, the couple stuck around in the Houston apartment for a while, Wolfford said, but then ditched the boys in the bare, roach-infested space for no reason other than their own convenience.

    “Common sense would tell you that they [were] distancing themselves from a dead child,” Wolfford said. “By the time they moved out, you’re talking about probably five to six months after death. They know the entire time that there’s a dead body in this apartment…. So they go live in another apartment so that they don’t have to be around it.”

    Coulter and Williams moved into a new place about 25 minutes away, according to police. The rent for the Houston apartment continued to be paid for by government assistance, they said.

    Williams occasionally stopped by to provide some food and also sent some food via delivery, Gonzalez said. At one point a few weeks ago, Coulter allegedly attacked the middle child, leaving him with a broken jaw.

    The kid never saw a doctor but will now undergo surgery to fix his shattered face, Wolfford said. The three surviving brothers were all “very thin,” he added.

    Gonzalez described the apartment as having been in “deplorable condition,” with no furniture, no bedding or blankets, soiled carpet, and an infestation of insects.

    The boys were not allowed to leave the apartment, and there was some evidence that they had been locked up in different parts of the home.

    “This is a textbook case of a person that abuses children,” said Wolfford.

    Investigators don’t believe Williams, who has six children in total, was abused by Coulter, who reportedly didn’t father any of the four abandoned kids. Williams is charged with two counts of injury to a child by omission and one count of tampering with evidence—specifically, a human corpse. She is also facing charges of failure to provide medical care and failure to provide adequate supervision.

    Little is known about Coulter, whose Instagram page is filled with videos of himself eating well, photos of himself sporting diamond jewelry, and professing his love for his girlfriend and family.

    In testimony provided by the two youngest boys during a Wednesday court hearing for Williams, both recounted the moment they said Coulter killed their brother, saying he kicked and punched the 8-year-old until he had black eyes and stopped moving.

    Williams allegedly told police she saw the attack happen, as well. She claimed she tried unsuccessfully to stop Coulter, who she said apologized the next day, saying he had snapped and beat the boy “until he went to sleep,” reported local ABC affiliate KTRK.

    Williams said in court that she knew her son was dead last November but that Coulter told her not to report it to police, and that she feared the kids would be taken away and she would be jailed.

    Wolfford told reporters the eldest child was “just absolutely afraid and basically hoping or relying on his mother to, at some point, contact law enforcement and advise of his deceased brother in the house. And that didn’t happen, and I think after a year’s time, the 15-year-old finally said, ‘Enough is enough.’”

    Last Sunday, the teen called 911. When officers arrived, they found Kendrick’s decomposing body out in the open.

    “It appears they were basically fending for each other,” Gonzalez said at the time. “The older sibling was doing the best he could to take care of the others.”

    When police rescued the boys, they asked them if they were hungry. They asked for donuts, which the cops duly provided.

    While Williams had occasionally been providing food, Gonzalez said cops “didn’t see anything that was healthy,” describing it “more like junk food, noodles and chips and soft drinks and things like that.”

    The kids hadn’t attended school since May 2020, according to KTRK. The local school district twice filed truancy papers against Williams, but charges were dismissed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The children had been getting additional sustenance from a neighbor who supplied food and charged their cellphone after the apartment’s electricity was shut off, a spokesperson for the Harris County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to The Daily Beast.

    Residents of the CityParc II development, which is about 20 miles from downtown Houston, couldn’t understand how things got so bad for so long without anyone spotting a problem.

    Isaac Ford, 54, told The Daily Beast he had seen Williams around the complex now and again, but never saw her kids.

    “It’s just so strange how a whole body could be in a house for a whole year with nobody coming in or out and seeing it,” Ford said.

    One neighbor told The Daily Beast that maintenance staff had recently been “coming around to all the apartments to see if they needed to be repaired.” She wondered how none of the workers noticed a dead body in the unit.

    “I’m concerned nobody smelt nothing,” the neighbor said, declining to be identified out of concern for her own safety. “Something’s not adding right. Something ain’t right.”

    Another neighbor, who also requested anonymity, told KTRK that the odor emanating from the apartment was so foul, she couldn’t run her air conditioner because it brought the stench inside her home. The neighbor said she asked building management to look into it, but nothing happened.

    The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston, the entity responsible for all autopsies in Harris, listed Kendrick’s cause of death as “homicidal violence with multiple blunt force injuries.” Officials there declined to provide additional information, and told The Daily Beast that the autopsy report would not be available until after the criminal case has been adjudicated.

    Coulter and Williams were detained for questioning last Sunday by police, who found the duo at a public library, looking online for news about their case. They were initially released because investigators needed more time to gather evidence, Wolfford said.

    “I will say those children will be very vital, and key witnesses, in the prosecution of Mr. Coulter,” he said Wednesday.

    The three surviving boys are now under the care of state child welfare authorities. In an interview with the Daily Mail, the grandmother of the 7-year-old child said she would have gladly adopted all four of the kids had she known what was going on.

    Coulter’s mom, Debbie Vasconcellos, immediately hung up without comment when contacted on her cellphone by The Daily Beast. Coulter’s father did not respond to a voicemail seeking comment. Relatives of Williams were unable to be reached on Wednesday. Attorney information for Coulter and Williams has not yet been made available.

    Coulter is now undergoing a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation. A judge set his bail at $1 million. Williams’ combined bail for all three charges added up to $900,000. Police said more charges are expected to be filed.

    Said Wolfford on Wednesday, “This one affected us.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by marakisses View Post
    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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    Well, that answers a lot of questions.

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    Two of the children have autism? Of course.

    Those poor kids witnessed their brother rotting for a whole year. Talk about being traumatized.

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    He needs to be buried under the jail and her along with him.
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    I just dont get why the neighbor didnt alert authorities earlier. She knew their situation.

    I know children are resilient, but I dont know if there is any coming back from this.

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    I want to cave the parents' skulls in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilzAdvocate View Post
    I want to cave the parents' skulls in.
    Get in line.

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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...id=mailsignout

    Mother of 3 abandoned boys and dead brother speaks out

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    Investigators say Williams failed to protect them or get them help despite her boyfriend allegedly beating one of them to death and continuing to abuse the others.

    Asked what happened, Williams told KHOU reporter Grace White, "I'm sorry. I didn't do it."

    When White asked Williams if she knew Kendrick was dead, her response was a simple "No."

    But according to court documents, investigators say Williams altered, destroyed and concealed Kendrick's body to get rid of evidence.

    When White asked Williams why she left the kids alone, she said, "I checked on them every two weeks."

    But when pressed, she didn't want to elaborate.

    Melody Robinson, one of the children's paternal grandmothers, said Williams has a total of six kids ranging from 7 to 17. Robinson has custody of one of them, a 13-year-old girl Williams first brought into Robinson's home when she was just 2 weeks old.

    "Her mom was very unstable. She was sleeping on the floor at her grandmother's house with the babies, and so I just asked her to give her to me," Robinson told White.

    Robinson said she had no idea Kendrick was dead and the children were abandoned.

    She said the last time she saw Williams was last November, when another of Williams' children, a 17-year-old girl, wanted to come live with Robinson because of Williams' boyfriend's behavior.

    "She just got tired seeing him abuse her siblings and when she stepped in to try to protect them, she put her out," said Robinson.

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    Mother of 3 abandoned boys and dead brother speaks out
    I read this as the dead brother was speaking out


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    When White asked Williams why she left the kids alone, she said, "I checked on them every two weeks."
    Really bitch? You have to check in on your kids every minute of every day. This bitch is unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    I read this as the dead brother was speaking out
    He needs to come back and speak and haunt her ass!

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