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Mom Tried To Kill Kids By Making them Drink Drug Laced Apple Juice Because She Was Angry At their Father

January 17, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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Police say a 29-year-old Chicago woman attempted to kill both her son and daughter by making them drink their apple juice that she laced with crushed tranquilizers.

Krystle El Khatib appeared in Cook County court on Thursday and was charged with attempted murder.

According to the indictment, she crushed-up anti-anxiety pills into a powder and mixed it with apple juice, forcing her nine-year-old son and four-year-old daughter to drink it on Sunday.

Police investigators say she was angry at the children’s father and had sent him a threatening message.

She attempted to take her own life with a similar laced cocktail, which consisted of benzodiazepine and the painkiller Norco.

However, police say the 9-year-old boy woke up the next day, vomiting, and was able to contact his father.

Prosecutors alleged in court that El Khatib was angry at the children’s father for not wanting to spend time with her and not being home with the children.

She sent the father a text on Saturday which said, : ‘At least if I go to hell, I’ve already been there. The kids go to heaven. Peace from all.’

Police say the children have recovered and are in the custody of their father.
A judge set her bond at $1.5 million. Her public defender says she has no criminal history.

Police discovered El Khatib at her home and was taken to the hospital.

While in the the hospital, El Khatib allegedly told a social worker that she brought her kids into this world and she can take them out.

According to Police, El Khatib admitted to officers that she gave the anti-anxiety drugs to her children because she “wanted all three of them to go to sleep and not wake up.”

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services have launched an investigation into the allegations of abuse and neglect inside the El Khatib home.

The child protection agency have not had any prior contact with the family.

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