After Running Over Her 3-year-old During a Game of 'Chicken': Texas Mom Charged with Homicide

By Staff Reporter - 01 Jul '19 10:20AM
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  • (Photo : GETTY IMAGES) After running over her 3-year-old during a game of 'chicken': Texas mom charged with homicide

A woman has been charged with criminally negligent homicide after police say she ran over her 3-year-old son during a game of "chicken" in Houston. 

The surveillance video from June 11 shows Lexus Stagg, 26, backing up her 2006 Lincoln Navigator as her three children chased after it. She then switched gear and drove forward, striking the boy and trapping him under the right front tire, according to a statement Friday from Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.

Stagg then continued to drive forward and ran over the toddler again with the back right tire, Ogg said.

"Every parent has an obligation to protect their children, even from themselves," Ogg said. "Cars aren't toys, and playing chicken with your kids isn't a game."

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