Mother accused of trying to overdose child during suicide attempt — (WUSA 9)

SSRI Ed note: Mom on Zoloft tries to kill herself and her young son.

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THV11 Staff , KTHV

SALINE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – Police said a woman tried to kill her child during a suicide attempt.

Court documents show that a 33-year-old Saline County woman has been charged with attempted capital murder, introduction into body of another, and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Investigators allege that the mother took a large number of Alprazolam and Sertraline HCL and also gave the pills to her son. They were reportedly found by the woman’s brother, lying on her bed together in a lethargic state.

Medical professionals and a social worker said the woman told them she was trying to end both of their lives.

The mother’s name will not be released by THV11 Staff at this time in order to protect the child’s identity.