Illinois woman accused of trying to murder her children with poisoned apple juice

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SCHILLER PARK, Ill. — Bond has been set at $1.5 million for an Illinois mother accused of attempting to murder her two children with poisoned apple juice.

Krystle El Khatib, 29, of Schiller Park, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to murder her children because she was angry with their father, according to WHNT News 19's sister station, WGNTV.

Prosecutors told WGNTB El Khatib crushed up benzodiazepine pills, an anti-anxiety drug, into some apple juice, and forced her 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter to drink two glasses each.

Prosecutors also said she threatened to hit her son if he didn’t drink the poisoned apple juice.

Then, they said she tried kill herself with a similar cocktail.

The 9-year-old boy woke up the following day, vomited, and got in touch with his father. The children were taken to an area hospital, where they were treated for poisoning.

Thankfully, they were both treated and released into the custody of their father.

El Khatib was later found at her home by police and also taken to the hospital.

A criminal complaint against El Khatib says she “told a social worker at the hospital that she brought her kids into this world and she can take them out.”


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