Brian Coulter: Man accused of killing girlfriend's son, 8, seen drunk on Insta videos
Videos uploaded to Coulter’s Instagram account appear to show him slurring his words and boozing after the alleged murder
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Gloria Y Williams, 35, and her boyfriend Brian W Coulter, 31, were arrested on Tuesday, October 26, in the death of her eight-year-old son -- identified in court documents as Kendrick Lee -- whose skeletal remains were found inside a Houston-area apartment with three surviving but apparently abandoned siblings.
Now, it’s being reported that videos uploaded to Coulter’s Instagram account appear to show him slurring his words and boozing after the alleged murder.
Coulter has been charged with murder. And Williams was charged with felony injury to a child by omission, and tampering with evidence (human corpse). Coulter is accused of killing the boy last year. Both were booked into the Harris County Jail without bond pending appearances before a magistrate.
One of the surviving siblings, a 15-year-old, called the sheriff's department on Sunday, October 24, and told authorities his brother had been dead for a year and the body was inside the apartment. Authorities found the teen and two other siblings, ages ten and seven, living alone in the apartment. The 15-year-old told authorities his parents hadn't lived in the apartment for several months. As per the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston, the primary cause of death is "homicidal violence with multiple blunt force injuries."
As per The SunThe Sun, Instagram videos, uploaded within the “year”, appear to show Coulter slurring his words and drinking alcohol. In one clip from February 15, Coulter was seen eating a steak dinner and drinking a glass of Platino Love Strawberry wine. In it, he reportedly says: “Where am I? Some of you gentlemen out there y’all have to be blessed and get lucky. Thank you and thank you Lord for this s**t right here. This is good. (sic).” Other clips also show Coulter smoking in his car and showcasing his bling jewelry.
Authorities said that the surviving children were "fending for each other," with the oldest sibling caring for the younger two. The younger children appeared to be malnourished and had physical injuries, according to the sheriff's office. All three siblings were taken to a hospital and assessed and treated. A judge granted the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services temporary custody of the three children.
Neighbors told reporters that they were shocked to learn the children were living alone. They said they knew the 15-year-old lived there but thought he lived there alone. "There is no excuse for this. None at all," Erica Chapman said, who added that she once found the teenager sleeping on the slide.
“I asked him if he was hungry. I brought him some food and drinks," she said. "I woke him up. He was going to eat then go back home." Chapman said she would drop food off at the apartment sometimes, but it was hard to tell what was going on inside. Another neighbor said the 15-year-old boy would charge his phone at her apartment.
As per Craig Eichhorn, a spokesman for the Alief school district, the children last attended school in May. When they didn't return for the 2020-2021 school year, school officials attempted an unsuccessful home visit in September 2020. He said that the district said it tried several times to contact the mother but couldn't, adding that the mother had two truancy cases against her involving two of the boys, one from 2019 and the other from last year.