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Trials Set to Begin For Parents Accused of Leaving Kids in Motel Bathroom

Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the trial of a man accused of locking three children in a Dallas hotel bathroom for as long as nine months. Alfred Santiago faces three charges of injury to a child plus a charge of continuous sexual abuse. Jury selection for the trial of the children’s mother, Abneris Santiago, is scheduled for Tuesday. She faces three counts of injury to a child. Police found the three children shut inside a hotel bathroom last summer and believe they were there for at least nine months. Officials say the 11-year-old girl and her 10- and 5-year-old half brothers were emaciated and filthy.