A Pennsylvania man, Andre Price, has been charged with child endangerment and the mother of his children has been charged with murder after she sent him angry text messages threatening to kill the children and a lifeless video of one child and he failed to respond.
The woman allegedly believed that Price wasn’t coming home so that he could be with another woman. In dozens of text messages she said “your kids ain’t safe here,” “come get them I don’t want them here” and “answer me or I am going to jail for child endangerment”. About an hour into the rant the woman allegedly sent a text message saying “I’m killing them,” followed by a laughing emoji with tears coming from its eyes. She then sent a lifeless video of the couple’s son.
The woman herself eventually called 911. Police found the boy dead on an air mattress. The woman has been charged with murder and child endangerment for endangering the life of the boys younger sister, who was present during the incident.
Price is currently jailed and charged with child endangerment because he did not promptly call 911 when the woman started threatening the children. Price reportedly had known about her violent tendencies, even posting a picture of her with her hand around a child’s throat to Facebook months before.
Although this is an extreme example, it is not uncommon for one parent to be charged with child endangerment for the horrific acts of another, even if they were not present for the incident. If you or a loved one has been charged with child endangerment, please call Orange County criminal defense attorney Staycie R. Sena at (949)477-8088 for a consultation now.