Monday 14 October 2019

Toddler dies after 'mother ran him over in game of chicken'

 

'Ms Stagg was taken to a local jail, but is no longer there. It is unclear whether she has a lawyer to speak on her behalf' (stock photo)
'Ms Stagg was taken to a local jail, but is no longer there. It is unclear whether she has a lawyer to speak on her behalf' (stock photo)

Rachael Alexander

A Texas woman is accused of killing her three-year-old son by running him over with her car in a game of chicken.

Lexus Stagg (26) is charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of her son on June 11.

A surveillance video from a block of flats in Houston shows Ms Stagg getting into a Lincoln Navigator.

As she reverses the car, her three young children can be seen running after it.

The video then shows Ms Stagg driving forwards again, as the children try to run away from the vehicle.

Two children moved out of the way, but the three-year-old was caught under a tyre, police said.

The local district attorney Kim Ogg said: "Cars aren't toys, and playing chicken with your kids isn't a game."

Ms Stagg was taken to a local jail, but is no longer there. It is unclear whether she has a lawyer to speak on her behalf.

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