In 2013, Child Protective Service officials filed a lawsuit seeking to remove six children from a Texas home where they were killed by their mother’s ex-boyfriend just this past weekend.
Citing “immediate danger,” the officials warned that the children should be removed, but the lawsuit was dismissed six months later. It is unknown what prompted the dismissal and officials declined to comment on the confidential records, the Houston Chronicle writes.
What emerges from the court filing is a string of allegations dating back nearly four years against Valerie Jackson, her husband, Dwayne Jackson, and her ex-boyfriend, David Ray Conley. The children, then ages 4 to 12, told caseworkers they were left unsupervised and “whooped.”
Caleb Jackson, a 7-year-old “special needs child,” was discovered wandering in the middle of a busy intersection by their home one summer night in 2013, according to a DFPS affidavit filed with the court. Another boy talked about “getting whooped all the time for things he does not even know about.”
In 2012, the agency received an allegation that Dwayne Jackson, 50, threatened to kill his wife and all of the children, according to the affidavit.