This is outrageously scary!!!
A mother from Schiller Park, Illinois has been arrested after she attempted to poison her two children and then tried to kill herself.
The woman's name is Krystle El Khatib, and authorities believe that the mother of two crushed up some anti-anxiety pills consisting of benzodiazepine and then mixed it in with her children's apple juice drinks.
She then, according to her 9-year-old son, forced her son and 4-year-old daughter to drink two cups worth of the laced apple juice. She even threatened to HIT her son when he dared refuse her!
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The woman then drank her own sure-to-be lethal mix of benzodiazepines and a painkiller called Norco.
The motivation behind this awful attempt was the fact that the mother was angry at her children's father for not being around more often. She apparently texted him last Saturday a message that read:
"At least if I go to hell, I've already been there. The kids go to heaven. Peace from all."
It was the very next day when her son thankfully woke up, vomited the dangerous juice up, and after not being able to wake his mother up, texted his father who came to his children's rescue.
Once authorities arrived they brought the children to the hospital where they are definitely recovering from this harrowing experience, and after saving the mother's life they arrested her. Her bail was later set at $1.5 million.
At some point she told the police that the reason for her lacing of her children's drinks was because she "wanted all three of them to go to sleep and not wake up."
Luckily her plan did not work. Although we're still petrified that this even happened in the first place!!!
[Image via Cook County Sheriff.]
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