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Kendrick Lee: 3 Brothers Live Alone in Apartment With Little Boy’s Corpse, Trial Starts for Accused Killer

Kendrick Lee: 3 Brothers Live Alone in Apartment With Little Boy’s Corpse, Trial Starts for Accused Killer

The murder trial started Tuesday for a Texas gentleman billed with the 2020 killing of 8-year-aged Kendrick Lee.

In accordance to prosecutors, Brian Coulter is accused of murdering Kendrick and abandoning his human body in the loved ones&#8217s condominium in southwest Harris County. He pleaded not guilty to capital murder and selected a bench trial instead than a jury trial.

Decide Kelli Johnson with the 78th Criminal District Court docket Decide Kelli Johnson will decide his guilt or innocence.

Coulter, identified as the boyfriend of the target&#8217s mother Gloria Williams, was arrested in 2021, although investigators claimed the victim died all around Thanksgiving 2020.

As CrimeOnline earlier documented, Williams was also arrested and billed with injuries to a baby by omission, failure to deliver suitable supervision, and failure to give health care treatment.

Brian Coulter and Gloria Williams/Law enforcement Handout

Kendrick’s siblings, ages 15, 10, and 7, lived by itself for virtually a year at the CityParc II at West Oaks Flats in Houston. Investigators have been alerted when the 15-year-previous, Jordan, referred to as 911 in Oct 2021 and mentioned his mom experienced left him there for months with his youthful siblings.

He added that his young brother was dead inside of a area at the apartment.

&#8220Jordan will explain to you that Brian Coulter had a heritage of locking Kendrick Lee in a room, restricting his obtain to food items, and that there was a background of abuse &#8211 of this person hitting, kicking, punching Kendrick Lee,&#8221 prosecutor Celeste Byrom stated during opening statements, in accordance to ABC 13.

The teen told investigators that Kendrick died within a bedroom at the apartment. He also claimed he could listen to Coulter beating on Williams.

Coulter and Williams lived in a independent apartment found about 25 minutes away. According to the kids, Williams and Coulter would return each couple of weeks to deliver foods, but Coulter would also bodily assault them throughout the visits.

“I believe that it was absolute panic,” HCSO Lt. Dennis Wilford beforehand stated, referring to the teenager waiting around months right before calling for help.

“Over time, I imagine that the beatings have been consistent, mostly directed at the young small children, and the 15-calendar year-old was unquestionably afraid, in essence, hoping and relying on his mother to at some place to make contact with regulation enforcement…and that did not take place.”

Law enforcement reported the condominium where the youngsters lived had no home furnishings within but experienced a good deal of roaches functioning amuck and soiled carpeting.

Two of the kids, Trevon, 10, and Ja’Veon, 7, told investigators that they witnessed Coulter kick and punch Kendrick in the back again, confront, legs, arms, and testicles reduced until eventually the little one died. Coulter then place a blue blanket more than Kendrick and still left him in the bedroom, law enforcement mentioned.

By the time police identified Kendrick, he was skeletalized and had bugs crawling around his stays.

Williams stated she tried out to intervene during the assault after witnessing a portion of it. She claimed she didn’t connect with the police afterward mainly because Coulter informed her not to, and she was frightened of heading to jail and dropping custody of her children.

Soon after, the pair moved out of the condominium.

The Harris County Healthcare Examiner’s Office environment reported Kendrick died from “homicidal violence” and experienced various blunt-power trauma accidents. A prison complaint said that on November 20, 2020, Coulter killed Kendrick by punching and kicking him to death.

Williams allegedly served conceal the boy’s demise, according to the felony complaint. She’s also accused of starving a single of her small children. Her trial is scheduled for April 12.

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[Feature Photo: A younger Kendrick with Gloria Williams/Facebook]