Money is important, but what would you say if a woman kills her child for insurance money.
Ashley Marks has been charged with capital murder after she allegedly killed her 6-year-old son with a toxic mix of methamphetamine and cocaine for insurance money, according to Harris County court records.
25-year-old appeared before a judge on April 1 in Harris County court where prosecutors read a charge of capital murder against her in the death of June 27 death of Jason Sanchez Marks, according to court records.
Prosecutors say Marks allegedly killed the boy to collect on two life insurance policies totaling $100,000.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences ruled the cause of death as the toxic effects of chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan and diphenhydramine with methamphetamine. The agency said the boy’s manner of death was homicide.
Prosecutors have accused Marks of causing Jason’s death by administering those drugs.
According to the medical examiner, the boy died at his grandfather’s house.
Marks is due to make her first appearance in court before Judge Robert Johnson in the 177th criminal court on April 5.