HOUSTON—The fate of an East Houston woman accused of leaving her three young children home alone is now in the hands of a grand jury.
Kimberly Rodriguez was in court Monday. She was arrested last month after neighbors said they found her children, ages 1, 2 and 3, wandering around an apartment complex on Maxey Road eating rotten banana peels. Rodriguez was at work at the time, investigators said.
Rodriguez was charged with endangering a child and was in the Harris County Jail.
CPS officials said they have had complaints about Rodriguez before, but she always moved before they could find her.
CPS took the three children and put them with a foster family. Their fourth sibling is with her biological father and Rodriguez is pregnant with her 5th child.
A grand jury will decide whether prosecutors have enough evidence to move forward with charges of child endangerment.