Pre-teen girl tries to murder mom twice after she took away her iPhone

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BOULDER COUNTY, CO (March 23, 2015) – A Colorado pre-teen has been detained in the Boulder County Juvenile Center for trying to poison her mom twice after she took her iPhone away.

The woman first felt sick on March 2 after drinking a breakfast smoothie, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. The woman then smelled bleach on her glass, but she just assumed that her daughter hadn’t cleaned it properly.

Later in the week, the girl poured bleach into a water glass her mother kept in the bedroom. This time the mom noticed the odor of bleach before she drank out of it, and she confronted her daughter. The daughter told her mother that she was trying to kill her for taking away her iPhone.

The mother went to Boulder Community Hospital, and she called the police. They immediately began an investigation to find probable cause, and on March 20, the girl was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder according to WJLA.

“She had pre-planned this a couple different times,” said Crist, speaking about the pre-teen’s actions. He added that the mother has since recovered and is out of the hospital.

The District Attorney’s office will continue to investigate the situation and decide what charges to pursue.