Woman charged with abandoning 2 young children in Harris County motel, police say

By Stephanie Cano - Digital News Editor
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HOUSTON - A woman accused of abandoning her two young children at a motel in Harris County is expected to be in court on Wednesday. 

According to court documents, Shaniquea Smith, 23,  is accused of leaving her 1-year-old in the care of her 8-year-old at the Champions Lodge Motel at 4726 FM 1960. 

The documents claim that Smith left her children alone in the motel room without any food or water and in reach of a large butcher knife. 

Smith is charged with abandoning a child with intent to return and is being held in the Harris County jail on a $5,000 bond. 

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