This is a case in which the Texas authorities shake their heads.
Officials say a Houston woman driving an SUV on June 11 struck and killed her 3-year-old son, apparently engaging the child and his brothers and sisters in a game of "chicken."
Harris County Prosecutors say video surveillance from the nearby apartment complex shows that Lexus Stagg, 26, runs a Lincoln navigator forwards and backwards when her three young children try to avoid a blow.
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But at one point the 3-year-old is hit. He died later in the hospital, according to the authorities. "You have to play Peek-A-Boo with a three-year instead of forcing him to try to avoid a £ 5,600 lethal weapon," Harris County Chief Crime Officer Sean Thayer said, according to Houston Chronicle: "You have to play Peek-A-Boo with a three-year-old instead of forcing him to try to avoid a £ 5,600 lethal weapon."
Authorities say Stag is charged with murder on criminal negligence in connection with child's death
The woman told the police that she just did not realize that the child is still on the road, Houston KHOU-TV reported.
It is unclear whether there is a lawyer to speak on her behalf. The other two Stag children are sent to stay with a relative, according to KHOU.
If convicted, Stagg faces 10 years in prison, reports Chronicle.
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