A Michigan mother is facing attempted murder charges after she was arrested for attempting to drown her 2-year-old daughter in a bathtub at a home in Calhoun County. The harrowing incident was captured on police body camera footage, which showed law enforcement officers rescuing the child from the mother’s clutches. Three other children in the home narrowly escaped harm after their 15-year-old sister called the police, alerting them to their mother’s deadly intentions.
Law enforcement officers in Albion and Calhoun County responded to a frantic 911 call made by a teenage girl who reported that her mother was trying to kill her younger siblings. Upon arriving at the scene, they discovered the mother holding the 2-year-old girl underwater in the bathtub. The body camera footage revealed the dramatic moment when the police pulled the child out of the water and performed CPR to revive her. Additionally, two other children, aged 2 and 4, were found with stab wounds, as the mother had forced them to ingest cleaning chemicals.
All of the children were immediately removed from the home and transported to the hospital, where they are currently recovering from their injuries. The 35-year-old mother has been arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder. She is being held on a $500,000 bond and is expected to appear in court later this week. Authorities have not yet disclosed the motive behind the attack.
According to the Albion chief of public safety, the police had been called to the Albion home in the past, but not for child abuse. Previous incidents involved domestic violence assault, with the mother being the victim. This tragic event has shocked the community, as it highlights the escalation of violence within the household.
The authorities are continuing their investigation into the incident, aiming to uncover any underlying factors that may have contributed to the mother’s actions. The well-being of the children is of utmost concern, and they will receive the necessary support and care to aid in their recovery.