HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — The mother of 3 children, who were found living alone with the corpse of their dead brother, and her boyfriend were arrested Tuesday evening at a public library where they were searching news articles about themselves, ABC13 has learned.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Gloria Williams, 35, is charged with injury to a child by omission and tampering with evidence, a human corpse. Her boyfriend, Brian Coulter, 31, is charged with murder. Both could face more charges, Gonzalez added.
ABC13 was there as the couple was brought in to the sheriff’s office Tuesday. Neither responded to questions. On Monday, they were interviewed and released.
According to investigators, William’s 15-year-old son called 911 to report he and two younger brothers, ages 10 and 7, had been living alone at an apartment at CityParc II at West Oaks on Green Crest with the body of a third brother who had been dead for a year. Deputies found the 8-year-old’s skeletal remains under a blanket.
NOTE: ABC13 reported earlier that the boy who was murdered was 9 years old. We have updated our story to reflect he was 8 years old at the time of his death that occurred some time in 2020, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
Earlier Tuesday, the medical examiner ruled the 8-year-old’s manner of death as homicide, caused by multiple blunt force injuries. Investigators believe Coulter beat the boy to death and then he and Williams moved out, leaving the children to fend for themselves as their brother’s body decomposed. The teen told deputies the mom had not been back in months.