A Dallas mother,Latoya Morris was arrested after she and her four children were discovered in a motel room full of so much decaying food and human waste that the manager had received complaints. Latoya Morris, 27, has been charged with injury to a child and multiple counts of criminal negligence. When the motel manager checked on Morris’ room this week, he discovered the woman passed out on the stovetop, according to WFFA-TV (Channel 8).
The children are 2 to 10 years old, and at least two of them were having trouble breathing when Dallas Fire-Rescue responded. A 6-year-old boy, who had bruises on his face, told investigators that he had been choked and that Morris had slammed his head into a wall several times because the children had made a mess with toilet paper and oatmeal, WFAA reported. Morris threatened to throw herself down the stairs or hang or herself if firefighters and paramedics took her children, according to court documents obtained by WFAA. She is being held at the Dallas County jail; bail has been set at $7,000.