Dallas mother accused of poisoning child

DALLAS -(KDFW) A Dallas mother is charged with attempted capital murder for allegedly trying to kill her 4-year-old child with ant poison.

According to court documents, 31-year-old Paw Eh put ant poison on a spoon with water and then forced her youngest child to drink it Saturday at an apartment on Walnut Hill Lane. The child's 7-year-old brother told investigators the 4-year-old did not want to drink it, but Eh allegedly slapped the child and when he started crying she put the spoon in his mouth. The 7-year-old told investigators interviewing him that he was there "because my mom wants to kill us with poison powder that kills ants and stuff."

The 12-year-old sister told police she saw Eh open the poison and put a tablespoon into the container. She also told police that Eh told them earlier in the day she was going to kill them and herself, according to investigators. The 12-year-old girl also told police her mother allegedly tried to give her a cupful of poison, but she wouldn't go near it.

A witness called 911 and reported the incident. The 4-year-old boy was taken to Medical City Hospital where he placed in pediatric ICU. It's unclear who the witness is that called first responders.

Eh held on a $500,000 bond.

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