Mom Charged with Choking and Injuring Child for Drinking Chocolate Milk

HOUSTON (KRON) — Prosecutors say a Texas woman got so mad when her six-year old raided the fridge for some chocolate milk that she choked the child and threw him into a closet.

23-year old Ruth Vasquez Rodriguez-Martinez is now facing felony charges of reckless injury to a child and child endangerment.

The little boy told investigators it was a hot July day in Texas when he went into the kitchen and drank some chocolate milk out of the refrigerator. When his mom found out what he had done, the child says she choked him then slammed him into a closet wall before locking the door.

Investigators say it appears Rodriguez-Martinez locks her children, ages ranging from one to seven, in the closet on a regular basis and then leaves them unattended.

CPS has taken custody of the kids. Their mom remains jailed on $12,000 bond.

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