Houston (AP) —A Houston woman took out two life insurance policies before giving her 6-year-old son a lethal dose of the drug and through an over-the-counter drug that caused him horrific hallucinations before he died. Said the prosecutor on Thursday.
A prosecutor at the Harris County District Public Prosecutor’s Office claims that Ashley Marks had his son repeatedly take the drug in June.
Marks, 25, was charged with murder and was not detained. Her lawyer was not listed in court records.
According to court records, the autopsy ruled the boy’s death as a murder after discovering toxic amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as various antihistamines.
According to court documents, the boy’s grandfather began to hallucinate after Marks gave his son medicine, “believing that there were bugs in his clothes,” his grandson said, “his hallucinations.” I became afraid, “he told the Houston police.
Grandfather Adam Marks told police that he had hallucinated his daughter after taking the drug and then told him to give more. According to court records, he said he did not obey the police. The boy and his sister lived with their grandfather at the time of his death.
According to police, Adam Marks told police that she had given her son more medicine hours before her death. According to the manufacturer, Nyquil should not be given to children under the age of 12.
Investigators said they found Ashley Marks having two life insurance policies, each worth $ 50,000, for his son, according to court documents. The policy was issued about a month before the boy’s death. Marks is a licensed insurance agency, police said.