Police in Osceola County, Florida arrested a mother who forced her three-year-old and eight-year-old children to drink bleach before trying to kill herself outside a church.
According to police, the 36-year-old mother was arrested on an outstanding warrant after deputies found and transported the suspect and her two children, including the toddler who was unconscious inside the car, from the church to a hospital. The three-year-old died at the hospital, and the eight-year-old was medically assessed and released to a family member.
The suspect was previously facing attempted murder and aggravated battery charges in Orange County.
The suspect went to a family member's home before the incident. She told the relative that she was going to surrender herself to the police, but before she would do that, she wanted to have time with her children. She took both of her children and left the family member's home. Several hours later, she called the family member and told her that she had killed her three-year-old and the eight-year-old was also going to die. Then, she would kill herself.
The sheriff said the suspect said she did this to her children because the previous victim in Orange County "must have put a voodoo spell on her," and this caused her to harm her children.
The Sheriff's office said the suspect is now facing attempted murder and aggravated child abuse charges, in addition to her previous charges out of Orange County. Samantha Dunne "3-year-old killed, child injured when Poinciana mother made them drink bleach, sheriff says," https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2022/05/10/watch-live-at-330-pm-osceola-sheriff-to-provide-update-on-child-death-investigation/ (May 10, 2022).