BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman accused of trying to kill her children by forcing them to drink bleach has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Wendy Miller-Wright, of Seabrook, was charged last year with attempted murder.
Police say her 6-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter spit out most of the bleach and went to a neighbor for help. Miller-Wright also drank bleach. Police say she was trying to kill herself and her children.
Miller-Wright’s lawyer says his client was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
WMUR-TV reports Miller-Wright was taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation Tuesday. A hearing will follow, at which she could be committed for up to five years.
The plea was part of a deal with prosecutors, who decided mental health treatment would be better for Miller-Wright than prison.