Jamelle Peterkin, 23, of Humble, allegedly abused the child because she was upset that his father had a new girlfriend.
A text message she sent accompanying the plastic bag photo read: 'Sad that he pressed to cheat after he just begged me to be his girlfriend. That's okay. We can keep playing. Let's see how bad y'all wanna be together.'
Officers said they saw video of the toddler experiencing difficulty breathing while 'an adult hand was seen stuffing a plastic bag' into his mouth and a photo of the boy 'with a plastic bag over his head' tied in a knot.
The boy's aunt, Ra'Neicha Broadnax, said she had also seen videos and pictures from Peterkin showing the child being slapped and having a lighter held to his fingers.
Peterkin was charged with endangering a child and released on $15,000 bail. She was also ordered stay at least 60 metres away from her son, a Houston judge ruled.
Source: Daily Mail