Mother ‘high on PCP’ accused of attempting to drown daughters over snacks

DALLAS, Texas — A mother in Dallas has been arrested after admittedly attempting to drown her children in a bathtub while high on PCP, according to CBS 11.

Sonja Gardner, 36, was arrested and it was reported that she later confessed to trying to drown the girls because they wouldn’t stop asking for snacks.

The girls, ages 4 and 6, were saved by Gardner’s 18-year-old son before fleeing the scene himself.mother Collage

Neighbors say they heard the girls screaming before seeing the 18-year-old run out with a soaking wet child. It was reported he went back into the house, but found the bathroom door locked so he shot a gun at the ceiling.

The mother released the second child and the brother moved both children to safety.

The son, who has a probation violation, fled the scene before police arrived. An aunt has taken custody of the children.

Based on witness accounts of the incident, the mother was arrested and has been charged with two counts of attempted capital murder.

Both children are reportedly staying with a foster family.

Source: CBSDFW

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