Cops say a Dallas mother forced her four-year-old son to eat poison after she told the boy and her two other children that she was going to kill them and herself.
Paw Eh, 31, allegedly filled a spoon with ant poison and water and then forced her four-year-old son to ingest it before trying to force her other son and daughter to do the same on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reported.
When the boy struggled to keep his mouth closed, Eh slapped him and forced the spoon into his mouth as he cried, Eh’s 12-year-old daughter told investigators, according to an affidavit the News obtained.
The older children ran to their grandmother’s apartment, which was in the same Lake Highlands complex, to tell her what happened, police said.
“My mom wants to kill us with poison powder that kills ants and stuff,” the seven-year-old boy reportedly told authorities, the News wrote.
The daughter reportedly told investigators that her mother said earlier in the day that she was going to kill them and herself.
The four-year-old boy was taken to Medical City Dallas Hospital, where he was in stable condition, police said.
The other two children are with a family member, police said.
Eh was arrested and was charged with attempted capital murder. She was being held at the Dallas County jail. Her bail was set at $500,000. She did not yet have an attorney, officials said on Monday.