FL mom arrested for trying to kill her kids with toilet bowl cleaner, police say

FL mom arrested for trying to kill her kids with toilet bowl cleaner, police say (Image 1)

A mother is accused of trying to kill her kids and herself by drinking toilet bowl cleaner on Saturday, WESH reported.

Port Orange Police say 29-year-old Amelia West forced her two children, a 3-month-old and a 2-year-old, to drink toilet bowl cleaner and then drank it herself. Police responded to the home around 10:30 a.m. The kids were taken to a hospital and later released. 

The Department of Children and Families officials said they are checking to see if there are any other safety concerns for the children. According to DCF, the kids are staying with their family members right now. 

West was charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse.

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