Tuesday, May 29, 2007

9-Year-Old Charged With Poisoning Stepmom

Talk about Scary!

A nine-year-old boy was placed in juvenile detention after he was charged with four counts of third-degree assault for poisoning his 30-year-old stepmother and his three siblings in separate incidents.

Mobile County Sheriff's spokesman Kate Johnson said the youngster admitted pouring an aquarium water conditioner in his stepmom's drink on Saturday at a residence in Irvington.

The unnamed woman fell ill and remains hospitalized in the intensive care unit at a Mobile hospital. She was treated for abdominal pains and is expected to make a full recovery.

Johnson said investigators also are looking into an April 15th incident in which the boy confessed to poisoning his siblings with an industrial strength cleaner and degreaser.

The three siblings, a 15-year-old and two 11-year-olds, were treated and released.

Investigators described the youngster as a "troubled child" in need of professional counseling.


Divorce Lawyer Salt Lake City said...

I saw this on our local news last night, and I was like shocked. I would really like to know more, maybe they will do a follow up.