Mother fatally chokes her daughter and poisons her three other childrenBy Mason White 6:45 AM January 2, 2014
By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested and charged with murder after she fatally choked her own daughter and poisoned her three other children, according to police reports in Arizona.
Casa Grande Police said that a local mother has admitted to suffocating her 13-year-old daughter and trying to kill her other children by poisoning them.
The incident began when police officers responded to a 911 call. A man said that his former wife, 35-year-old Connie Villa, had stabbed him, but he had managed to escape and drive himself to a hospital.
When officers arrived at the house, they found Villa with stab wounds, holding a knife to her chest. They managed to subdue her and conducted a sweep of the home.
Police found the body of Aniarael Macias, the daughter of Villa, in the bathroom.
Investigators believe that Connie Villa tried to end the lives of her children and her former husband, a police department spokesperson said.
Connie Villa faces a charge of first-degree murder for the death of her daughter. She is also being charged with four counts of attempted murder after being accused of trying to kill her former husband and her three surviving children, ages 3, 5 and 8.
During a police interview, she admitted that she tried to kill her children, forcing them to ingest prescription drugs, police said. The kids had traces of opiates in their systems.
Since her oldest daughter refused to drink the drugs she decided to choke her to death.
The children were placed with the family of Adam Villa, 33. He is in stable condition.