Houston, Texas Mother Ashli ​​Rene Lock Accused Of ‘Normal and Dirty’ Children

A Texas mother abandoned her two young children in a dingy motel room for weeks on end, leaving them with little food and dragging her 12-year-old daughter from school to care for her younger brother. His 1-year-old full-time, according to court records reviewed by The Daily Beast.

Ashli ​​Rene Lock, 37, was charged with child neglect after police discovered the children living alone in the trash at a Quality Inn in Houston.

“Staff noted that both children appeared malnourished and filthy,” said an indictment document filed by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Thursday. “The one-year-old is sleeping in a dirty diaper.”

The 12-year-old girl told police she had “not left this hotel room for about a month,” court documents read. She also claims Lock, who works as a bartender, “did not provide enough food for her brother, so she gave him mac and cheese”.

Officials describe the living space as “something akin to Marvin Zindler that inspired a nightmare of unsanitary living conditions, with broken bottles on the floor, sketchy-looking drugs, slime in the fridge and moldy food all over the place. To quote the late Mr. Zindler, ‘it’s hell to be poor.’ It’s worse than being a poor and abandoned child.”

Zindler, who died in 2007, was a journalist dedicated to exposing fraud, corruption and abuse.

“She said that sometimes her mother comes home from work, sometimes not,” the profile continued. “The twelve-year-old doesn’t have his mother’s phone number and there’s no meaningful way to contact her in an emergency.”

The 12-year-old girl, who has not been identified, also showed police photos of the injuries she said she suffered as a result of Lock hitting her. She said Lock took her out of school to take care of the 1-year-old boy. The incident was first reported by Fox 26.

Last October, another Houston mother was accused of abandoning her three children, ages 7, 10 and 15 in a sprawling apartment next to the rotting corpse of their eight-year-old brother. Police said the 8-year-old boy had been dead for a year when they found his skeleton in one of the bedrooms of the house. When officers arrived, the 15-year-old boy told them that her mother and boyfriend hadn’t lived there in months, and that they survived thanks to a friendly neighbor bringing them food.

Lock, who in 2016 was found guilty of felony burglary and drug possession two years later, currently has a pending DWI case through the court system, according to a separate filing in the case. . Child Protective Services has now been engaged and the children have been placed with other families, it stated.

According to financial status records, Lock earned $1,000 per month at a cost of $1,900, and declared a total net worth of $2 in cash when she was arrested. Prosecutors asked for $75,000 in bond; Court documents say Lock was released after posting $1,500.

Lock has yet to have an attorney listed in court records and could not be reached on Saturday.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/houston-texas-mom-ashli-rene-lock-charged-over-malnourished-and-filthy-kids?source=articles&via=rss Houston, Texas Mother Ashli ​​Rene Lock Accused Of ‘Normal and Dirty’ Children

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: russellfalcon@interreviewed.com.

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