2 adults are in jail after an 8-year-old kid was found dead and other kids were abandoned inside the same apartment with no electricity in Houston, Texas. The boy was in the apartment dead for a year.
The mother of the kids is 35-year-old Gloria Williams, she was arrested on October 26, 2021. Brian Coulter, 31, was also arrested on October 26th, he is charged with the 8-year-old boy's murder. Brian is Gloria's boyfriend.
On October 24, 2021 Gloria's 15-year-old son called 911 to report he and his two younger brothers, ages 9 and 7, had been living alone at an apartment with the dead body of their 8-year-old brother who had been dead for a year.
Cops arrived and found the 8-year-old's skeletal remains in the apartment under a blanket, his body was covered in cockroaches.
The boys were living in the apartment with no electricity and in deplorable conditions.
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The carpet was stink and dirty. There were roaches and flies in the apartment as well. The boys had to depend on neighbors for food.
All three boys were taken to the hospital, they were all malnourished and had injuries. The 7-year-old had facial fractures that will require surgery.
A neighbor complained about a foul smell coming from the apartment, but nothing was ever done. The 15-year-old brother was afraid to reach out for help because he had been abused and traumatized.
The children last attended school in May 2020. They didn’t return for the 2020-2021 school year, and school officials attempted an unsuccessful home visit in September 2020.
The 8-year-old boy died from multiple blunt force injuries. Investigators say Brian beat the boy to death and then he and Gloria moved out of the apartment, leaving the children behind.
Gloria is charged with felony injury to a child by omission and tampering with evidence, a human corpse. Brian is charged with murder.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is seeking emergency custody of the three boys.