SCHILLER PARK, Ill. (Jan. 16, 2015) – An Illinois mother is accused of trying to kill her children by forcing them to drink poisoned apple juice.
Prosecutors said she did it because she was angry with their father, according to WGN.
Krystle El Khatib, 29, is charged with attempted murder. Prosecutors said crushed up pills of the anti-anxiety drug benzodiazepine, put it into glasses of apple juice and told her 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter to drink two glasses each.
She threatened to hit her son if he didn’t comply, and then tried to kill herself using a similar cocktail, investigators said.
The 9-year-old boy woke up the next day and was able to contact his father. The children were taken to an area hospital, treated for poisoning and released to their father.
El Khatib was found in her home and taken to the hospital.
According to court documents El Khatib “told a social worker at the hospital that she brought her kids into this world and she can take them out.”