Girl tries to poison mother twice for taking iPhone
March 21, 2015
An iPhone. Photo: AFP
Denver: Police arrested a 12-year-old Colorado girl accused of trying to kill her mother twice by poisoning her with bleach for taking away her iPhone, authorities said.
Boulder County Sheriff’s Commander Heidi Prentup said in a statement that the mother drank the caustic fluid on one of the two attempts, which both happened within a week this month.
On March 2, the girl poured bleach into a breakfast smoothie that she had prepared for her mother, Sheriff Prentup said.
“Mom noticed an odor of bleach in the drink and thought her daughter had cleaned the glass prior to making the beverage and did not rinse all the bleach out,” the police statement said.
A similiar incident followed four days later.
Sheriff Prentup said the mother reported the girl to police, and that investigators then gathered enough evidence to take her into custody.
The girl was taken to a juvenile detention facility on Friday where is being held pending the filing of charges.