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Investigators say a Houston woman named Ashley Marks used drugs to kill her 6-year-old son last year in order to gain insurance money, and she has been arrested.
Ashley Marks has been charged with capital murder in the death of Jason Sanchez-Marks, whom his online obituary lists as her mother.
On June 27, 2020, Marks is accused of giving Jason dangerous quantities of chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, diphenhydramine, and methamphetamine, which resulted in his death, according to court records. According to a report from Texas Child Protective Services, an autopsy showed Jason had been exposed to methamphetamine and cocaine.
🚨 BREAKING: Ashley Marks, 25, has been charged with capital murder in the death of her son, Jason Sanchez-Marks, days before his 7th birthday. A charging document says she administered toxic levels of several drugs to the child. pic.twitter.com/hO9IqIawAg
— Mycah Hatfield (@MycahABC13) April 1, 2021
She is 25 years old and her son was 6 years old.
Kills Her Son Full Details
Chlorpheniramine, also known as ChlorTrimeton and Diabetic Tussin, is an antihistamine available over the counter. Diphenhydramine, also known as Benadryl, is an allergy drug available over the counter. Dextromethorphan is an over-the-counter cough drug marketed under the brands Delsym and Robitussin, among others.
Jason and his younger sister had been living with their grandparents for about two months when they became ill with tuberculosis, according to the CPS report. According to the study, Marks came to the house and gave Jason medicine, but his sister refused to take it.
According to the paper, Jason became violently ill over the course of two days, experiencing vomiting, hallucinations, and insomnia. According to the study, Marks showed up twice and gave Jason NyQuil. He passed away a few days later.
Harris County Assistant District Attorney, Gilbert Sawtelle said: “We believe it’s her scheme to have her son die in her father’s care,”
“She has a history of drug abuse and addiction,”
“After his daughter left, he would experience seeing his grandson go through hallucinations,”
“She asked her father for money for cancer treatment and represented to her family that she had cancer. When her father asked her for the receipt for that, she produced a fake receipt from Texas Oncology, Her father also called Texas Oncology and they had no record of her receiving treatment there, and she later admitted to police that she faked that receipt.”
Marks was taken into custody on Wednesday. During a hearing on Thursday, she was denied bail. The date of her next court appearance has been scheduled for April 5.