12-Year-Old Poisons Mom for Taking iPhone Away: Cops

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A 12-year-old girl is being charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder after she allegedly tried to poison her mother. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office says that the pre-teen put bleach in her mother’s smoothie on two occasions all over a confiscated iPhone.

The mother told police that she noticed the smell of bleach from a glass she was drinking from on March 2. She was a little sick after drinking the bleach tainted glass, according to Boulder Sheriff’s Commander Heidi Prentup. Prentup says “The mother thought that her daughter had maybe just cleaned the glass and that there was still bleach left in it. Then she started feeling sick.” That sickness quickly passed but when the mother noticed the same smell coming from a glass a few days later she did something about it. “When the mother smelled the bleach in the carafe she confronted her daughter and her daughter told her that she was trying to kill her for taking her iPhone,” Prentup said. The girl is being held at Boulder County Juvenile Center.

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The Daily Camera reports that the mother was never hospitalized over the incident and is in good health. According to the National Institute of Health, after drinking undiluted bleach a person could suffer, chest pain, lowered blood pressure, delirium, coma, and death.