12-Year-Old Girl Accused of Trying to Poison Mother for Taking Away iPhone


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A 12-year-old girl is accused of trying to kill her mother with bleach after she took away her iPhone.

The girl, who has not been identified, was detained Friday at the Boulder County Juvenile Center in Colorado. The Boulder County Sheriff's Office was first notified of the alleged crime on March 6.

The sheriff's office says the girl first tried to kill her mother on March 2 by putting bleach into her breakfast smoothie. The mother told police she noticed an odor of bleach in the drink, and thought her daughter had cleaned the glass before making the beverage, and didn't rinse the bleach out.

Later in the week, the BCSO says the girl poured bleach into a water carafe her mother kept in her bedroom.

The mother noticed the bleach and confronted her daughter. Police say the mother learned during this confrontation that her daughter planned to kill her because she took away her iPhone, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

"Most kids don't try to kill their parents," said Commander Heidi Prentup. "We're not sure where she came up with the idea to do it the way she did."

The mother was taken to a nearby hospital, where police were called. The mother was not injured.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office said the girl was arrested on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, however charges have not been filed.


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