Evicted mom accused of abandoning 2 children in filthy, hot Houston apartment
HOUSTON – A Houston mother accused of abandoning her two infant children in her apartment after she was evicted from the complex was arrested Tuesday, according to police.
Kerri Green, 22, was wanted on two counts of abandoning a child, according to court records.
Houston police claim in court records that the manager of the Yorkshire Apartment Complex entered the apartment on April 23 to make sure it was empty after Green was evicted in late March. During that check, the complex manager claims she found two children – a 2-year-old boy and a 10-month-old baby girl – alone in a crib. The apartment was hot and filled with trash, according to court papers. The children were wrapped in blankets and had no access to food or water, records show.
A Houston police officer reported in court documents that the baby girl was found covered in vomit and mucus. The boy was not responsive and appeared to be starving and staring off into space, records indicate. The responding police officer said the 2-year-old malnourished boy was the same size as the 10-month-old girl.
Records showed the complex manager said the children were listed on the apartment lease and that she has seen the children with Green.
Authorities said in court documents that Green did not return to the apartment and there were no calls to police about someone looking for the children.
The children were hospitalized. There's no word in court records about the kids' current conditions.
A mugshot of Green was not immediately available.
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