Teenage girl poisons her family causing her sister to lose her vocal cordsBy Mason White 8:56 AM October 10, 2014
|Mary Brown with her daughter Katie|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A teenage girl was placed in state custody and her mother was arrested after two family members were poisoned by the teen.
The mother of New Mexico, has been accused of child abuse for trying to get help for her mentally ill daughter.
Mary Brown said that her teenage daughter Katie, is on a mission to kill the family. The teenager has repeatedly poisoned her food, but when she took the teen to the hospital, she was charged with child abuse.
15-year-old Katie has cerebral palsy and has suffered mental illness throughout her life. Over the past year, she had tried to kill her mother by lacing her iced tea with Lysol.
Brown took the teen to the hospital, hoping to get mental health care, but doctors quickly released Katie. Three months later, Katie struck again.
The girl slipped bleach into her mother’s soda. The concerned mother took her back to the hospital, but she was released again, Brown said.
Katie’s next attack was aimed at the whole family. She poured a carpet cleaner on a plate of corn bread. Her sister and her mother’s boyfriend ate the poisoned food and were hospitalized.
The contaminated dish damaged her sister’s vocal chords. Sadly, due to her injuries, the sister is no longer able to sing in her high school choir.
Brown once again, took Katie to the hospital and demanded the girl receives psychiatric care. However, hospital workers sent her home.
Brown said that she was not going to let Katie go home until she gets help. Hospital workers then notified Children, Youth and Families of New Mexico. The state took custody of the girl, and the police charged Brown with child abuse.
“I love my daughter, and all I want for her is to get the help she needs,” Brown said.
The Children, Youth and Families Department said that it was investigating the case and could move Katie to a mental hospital if doctors recommend it.