A mom behind the wheel of an SUV that hit and killed her 3-year-old child is now being charged with criminally negligent homicide, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
The charge was brought against Lexus Stagg in connection with the June 11 incident.
Houston police originally called the incident an "unfortunate accident."
"The 3-year-old child ran behind her vehicle as she backed out of her parking spot," HPD's Lt. Thurston Roberson said at the time.
However, further investigation, including a review of the surveillance video, shows it was not an accident at all, according to prosecutors.
"She was in her car and her children were playing in front of her in the parking lot. She put her car into reverse, and drove at least 100 feet," said prosecutor Sean Teare, describing what can be seen clearly on the video.
"The three kids followed her, followed the car, at which point, the defendant put her car into drive and drove toward her children as they were running toward her. The two older children were able to get out of the way, and tragically, the younger child was not and was run over by two of her tires."
CPS also confirmed to ABC13 that in 2013, two of Stagg's older children were removed from her and placed with a relative. She then had three more children. One, Renfro, died at the hospital the night he was run over. The other two kids have now been placed with relatives as well.
A Houston mom charged with criminally negligent homicide after surveillance video showed her SUV hitting and killing her child.