Prosecutors: Gloria Williams’ children said they were locked in room with brother’s decaying remains

Gloria Williams would deliver groceries once a month, pay rent as a way to conceal remains, authorities say

Gloria Williams, 35, has been charged with injury to a child by omission and tampering with evidence (corpse).

HOUSTON – A woman facing charges after her three children were found in an abandoned apartment in west Harris County with their brother’s remains appeared in court Monday.

Court officials said there were multiple delays as they tried finding a court appointed attorney represent Gloria Williams, 35, in the case. According to the district attorney’s office, Neal Davis has been assigned to represent her.

Williams was charged with injury to a child and tampering with evidence. Her bond was set at $900,000 but the judge believes the bond is “insufficient.” According to the district attorney’s office a hearing will likely be held later on in the week to determine if the bond should be raised. At this time, her bond conditions include:

  • Personally appearing in court
  • Committing no crimes that could result in arrest
  • No contact with prosecution’s witnesses or victims
  • She shall refrain from going to or within 200 feet of a residence, school, place of emloyment or other location where minors or her children attend school or child care or work
  • Williams is required to submit to drug and alcohol testing
  • Williams must remain within Harris County and its contiguous counties
  • She must not use, possess, or consume marijuana or any controlled substance or dangerous drug unless obtained by lawful prescription or issued by a medical doctor.
  • Williams must not use or possess a firearm.
  • Observe an initial curfew from 6:01 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. seven days a week
  • Defendant must not use, possess or consume alcohol.
  • Williams must submit to GPS monitoring.
  • Williams must stay 500 feet away from any school, park, playground or other location where children regularly gather, have no unsupervised contact with any person uner age 17, and have no contact with her co-defendant Brian Coulter.

Investigators say the body of her 8-year-old son was discovered in an apartment, along with three other children who had been abandoned.

During the court session on Monday, the surviving children alleged that they were locked inside a room with the 8-year-old’s remains even while Williams and her boyfriend, Coulter, lived in the apartment. After they moved out in March, prosecutors said Williams would deliver groceries to the children once a month and paid the rent as a way to conceal the boy’s remains.

Coulter is charged with murder for the death of the 8-year-old boy. His bond was set at $1 million.

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