Officials: Texas woman playing ‘chicken’ fatally strikes son
HOUSTON — Authorities say a 26-year-old Houston woman who was driving an SUV toward her children in an apparent game of “chicken” struck and killed her 3-year-old son.
Harris County prosecutors said Friday that Lexus Stagg is charged with criminally negligent homicide in the June 11 death of her son.
MOTHER CHARGED: Surveillance video captured three kids running towards their mom in an SUV moments before a 3-year-old was run over and killed. Lexus Stagg is charged with criminally negligent homicide in her son's death.
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They say surveillance video from an apartment complex shows Stagg getting into a Lincoln Navigator, then backing up. As her three young children began running after her, she drove the SUV forward. Two children moved out of the way, but the 3-year-old was caught under a tire.
District Attorney Kim Ogg said, “Cars aren’t toys and playing chicken with your kids isn’t a game.”
Stagg was booked into the Harris County jail but was no longer being held Saturday.
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It’s not clear whether she has an attorney to speak on her behalf.