Lexus Stagg, a 26-year-old mom from Houston, was charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide for fatally striking her three-year-old son with SUV on June 11, authorities said.
The atrocious act was caught on a surveillance camera from an apartment complex. On the video footage, Stagg can be seen getting into a sport utility vehicle and then backing up. As her 3 kids start running after the car, Stagg drives the SUV forward. Two of the youngsters move out of the way, but she fatally strikes the three-year-old with the front of the vehicle.
And that’s not all – Stagg continues to drive forward and runs over her son again. Later she told the police that she thought she hit a speed bump when she was reversing.
The child was taken to the hospital but died due to the severe injuries.
Authorities condemn this act. In a statement, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said: “Cars aren’t toys and playing chicken with your kids isn’t a game.”
And Sean Teare, chief of the Vehicular Crimes Division, said: “You should be playing Peek-A-Boo with a three-year-old instead of forcing him to try and dodge a 5,600 pound deadly weapon.”
If convicted, Stagg faces up to 10 years in jail.
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