Houston police say a 22-year-old evicted mom abandoned her two children inside the apartment.
Court documents show that Kerri Green was evicted from her east Houston apartment in March. Weeks later, on April 23, the manager of the complex went inside Green’s residence to make sure it was empty.
According to court records, the manager discovered a trash-filled apartment containing a crib with two children, a 10-month-old girl and 2-year-old boy.
The manager called police and an officer arrived on the scene. The officer said the children had no access to food or water and were wrapped in several blankets inside the hot apartment.
The officer also said the 10-month-old girl was covered in vomit and mucus and the 2-year-old boy was "not responsive" to touch or voice.
In addition, the officer said the 2-year-old was the same size as his younger sister and appeared to be malnourished and "staring into space." The officer reported that both children were "warm to the touch."
The officer waited at the apartment for a little over two hours for Green to return home, which she allegedly did not.
The two young children were taken to a local hospital and no calls to 911 concerning them were made by Green, according to police.
The officer at the apartment noted that the temperature in Houston was 80 degrees and that Green’s apartment "felt much hotter."
Green was recently arrested and charged with abandoning a child.
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Fernando Ramirez is a reporter for Chron.com and the Houston Chronicle. You can follow him on Twitter at @fernramirez93.