Adoptive parents of 7-year-old charged after child was found dead in washing machine as he was being punished for eating snacks, docs state
A man and a woman have been arrested in connection to the death of a 7-year-old child who was found inside of a washing machine at a home in Spring back in July, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez announced Tuesday.
Houston man who allegedly masterminded hiding of 5-year-old Sierra Patino’s body sentenced to 40 years in prison
A Houston man who worked to hide the body of his girlfriend’s dead 5-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday.
Mother, her common-law husband indicted for capital murder in death of 8-year-old boy who sold muffins to help family, DA says
A Houston couple has been indicted for capital murder in the death of an 8-year-old boy who died in a motel room bathtub after being severely beaten, handcuffed, and bound with duct tape in March 2021, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Friday.
Body found in Jasper motel room positively identified as 5-year-old Samuel Olson, cause of death revealed
The body of the child found in a motel room in Jasper, Texas has been positively identified as 6-year-old Samuel Olson, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences announced Tuesday afternoon.
Prosecutors level torture accusations against mother, man charged in 8-year-old boy’s death
HOUSTON – Authorities learned new details about the woman and man charged in connection to an 8-year-old boy’s death. Authorities said Holzendorf is charged with tampering with evidence and injury to a child. Police said the officer talked to Holzendorf, who said the boy got the injuries after falling off his bike. Her bond was set at a total of $150,000-- $50,000 for injury to a child and $100,000 for tampering with evidence. Lewis’ bond was set at $300,000.
Mother of 8-year-old boy, her common-law husband arrested in death of child
HOUSTON – Houston police said they have arrested a mother and her common-law husband in the death of her 8-year-old son Tuesday. Police said 24-year-old Kayla Holzendorf and 28-year-old Dominique Lewis have been charged with injury to a child and tampering with evidence. Investigators said paramedics were already at the scene performing CPR on the child. Both paramedics and officers reported seeing multiple injuries on the boy’s body that were not consistent with drowning, investigators said. According to investigators, the child’s biological mother and her husband were in the room on the second floor at the time of what they told police was a drowning.
4-year-old child dies after being found in hot car in Tomball, HCSO says
TOMBALL, Texas – Harris County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after they said a 4-year-old boy died in a hot vehicle Saturday. Precinct 4 deputies said the child was found inside a family vehicle in the 12800 block of Mimosa Spring Drive. Deputies said initial information indicates the child managed to get out of the house on his own and into the vehicle without the family noticing. According to deputies, the child was transported to an unknown hospital, where he later died. Harris County deputies are investigating the incident.