“According to court documents, Marks is accused of giving Jason toxic amounts of chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, diphenhydramine with methamphetamine on June 27, 2020, which caused his death. An autopsy also revealed Jason had been exposed to methamphetamine and cocaine, according to a report from the Texas Child Protective Services,” KPRC reported.
Chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan and diphenhydramine are ingredients that can be found in over-the-counter cough and allergy medicines.
KTVT-TV reports investigators said they discovered Ashley Marks was a licensed insurance agent, and had taken out two life insurance policies, each worth $50,000, for her son, and she was the sole beneficiary, according to court documents. The policies were taken out about a month before the boy’s death, KTVT reports.
“A spokesperson for CPS said the department had no contact with the family before Jason’s death,” KPRC reported.
Marks was held on $750,000 bond. Her next hearing was set for April 16.