(PresidentialInsider.com)- The couple at the center of the shocking Houston House of Horrors case was picked up by deputies earlier this week. Brian Coulter, 31, and Gloria Williams, 35, were arrested at a public library on Tuesday where they were looking up news articles about the story.
Coulter was charged with felony murder in connection with the death of the eight-year-old child whose body was found decomposing in the residence. His bond was set at $1 million. Coulter was not present in court for his bond hearing, however, because he was undergoing a mental health evaluation.
Williams, Coulter’s girlfriend and the victim’s mother is charged with injury to a child by omission and tampering with evidence – namely a human corpse.
The three abandoned children were discovered fending for themselves in a deplorable Texas apartment where they were living on their own along with the decomposing body of their 8-year-old brother, Kendrick Lee.
Police learned of the situation after the oldest of the children — a 15-year-old boy — had called 911 on Sunday afternoon to report that his brother had been dead for a year.
When deputies arrived at the apartment, they discovered the remains of a “small child” consistent with the description the teen provided. Deputies located the 15-year-old, as well as his brothers, ages 10 and 7.
According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the younger boys “appeared malnourished and showed signs of physical injury.” All three were taken to the hospital for treatment. They are not in the custody of Child Protective Services.
Gonzalez said on Monday that it appeared the children and their deceased brother had been abandoned for an “extended” period of time, adding “And I emphasize extended.”
It is believed that the children were living alone without their parents for at least several months.
On Tuesday, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences ruled the child’s death “a murder by multiple blunt force injuries.” According to court documents, Coulter allegedly punched and kicked the boy to death in late November 2020.
According to Sheriff Gonzalez, Coulter and Williams will also be facing additional charges in the case.