Mother kills 6-year-old son, claims $100,000 insurance money - GulfToday

Mother kills 6-year-old son, claims $100,000 insurance money


Ashley Marks.

Gulf Today Report

In a bizarre case a mother, an insurance agent, took out her 6-year-old son’s two life insurance policies and then killed him by giving lethal doses of medications.

The policies, which were worth $50,000 each, were taken out about a month before the boy’s death.

The boy suffered frightening hallucinations before he died because of lethal doses of medications and over the counter drugs.

Prosecutors with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office allege that Ashley Marks repeatedly drugged her son in June.

Marks, 25, has been charged with capital murder and was being held without bond. Court records did not list an attorney for her.

An autopsy ruled the boy’s death a homicide after finding toxic amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine and various antihistamines, according to court records.

The boy’s grandfather told Houston police that after Marks had given her son medicine, the boy started hallucinating and "believed there were bugs on his clothing” and that his grandson "became scared of his hallucinations,” according to court documents.

The grandfather, Adam Marks, told police that after he told his daughter that her son had hallucinated after taking his medicine, she told him to give him more.

He told police he did not comply, according to court records.

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