26-year-old Lexus Stagg is back behind bars after a judge raised her bond to $25,000 as she stands accused of running over and killing her 3-year-old son with her SUV while playing a “game of chicken.”
Prosecutors argued that her previous bond of $1,500 set by a magistrate judge had been too low for the crime she’s accused of, negligent criminal homicide.
Prosecutors say surveillance footage shows Stagg driving towards her three kids and running over one of them with her SUV. The incident occurred in the southwest Houston apartment complex parking lot where Stagg stayed with her children.
“She truly played a ‘game of chicken’ with her 3-year-old, 5-year-old, and 2-year-old children,” Sean Teare, a member of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said. “That’s not okay, even if no one had been hurt, that’s not okay, this is the definition of endangering children, and this one had the worst possible outcome.”
A funeral has yet to be held for her 3-year-old son.