Mother feeds her children toilet cleaner so they would die and be close to God (video)By Mason White 4:17 PM November 4, 2014
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A young mother was arrested on charges of attempted murder after feeding her children toilet cleaner in an attempt to kill them, police in Florida said.
Port Orange Police said they arrested 29-year-old Amelia West, after being accused of forcing her kids to drink toilet cleaner.
The incident unfolded at the woman’s home on Timber Road around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Police officers who responded to the scene, said that they found the woman and her two children in pain after drinking the chemical.
West’s two children, a 2-month-old girl and a 2-year-old boy, were treated and released at a nearby hospital. West told investigators that she tried to hurt herself in the past, and she became increasingly depressed after moving to Florida.
West told officers that she had been hearing voices, and thought it would be better if she and her children went to heaven to be with God.
Before giving her children the chemical, West placed the children in a bedroom and had them all get naked. The children were handed over to the custody of family members.
The Department of Children and Families was notified of the incident.
West was booked into the Volusia County Jail, and was charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse.