TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas woman has been arrested on two counts of attempted murder after one of her daughters told police she was trying to poison the girl and her sister.
Topeka police were called to a home at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, where a 14-year-old girl told investigators her mother was trying to poison her and her 9-year-old sister with prescription medication.
The teen said her mother had been making comments about wanting to die.
All three were taking to local hospitals for treatment and the children were placed into protective custody. The 43-year-old mom was booked into the Shawnee County Jail on Wednesday and was being held on $500,000 bond.
Official charges hadn’t been filed as of late Thursday afternoon.
Police say the names of the juveniles aren’t being released.