PARMA, OH (WOIO) - A mother of three is charged with child endangering after she left her kids home alone so she could go play games.
Cops say Erica Olgetree forced her children, ages one, three and four, to live with her in filthy, deplorable conditions.
"The toilet was backed up for quite awhile and dishes everywhere in the kitchen. There were mattresses on the floor for sleeping conditions," said Det. Marty Compton.
But Parma police say the inexcusable part was that the kids were left alone while mom played games.
"Well over an hour she was playing video games with friends in another building. She initially told police she was doing laundry."
Ms. Olgetree doesn't think she's done anything wrong. She denies all the charges.