12-Year-Old Girl Suspected Of Attempting To Murder Mother Twice For Taking Away Her iPhone

| by Karen Eisenberg

A 12-year-old girl is being held in a juvenile detention center in Boulder, Colorado, after being accused of attempting to kill her mother on two separate occasions.

According to authorities, the first incident took place on March 2, when the 12-year-old poured bleach into her mother’s smoothie.

In a news release written by Sheriff's Commander Heidi Prentup, she writes, "Mom noticed an odor of bleach in the drink and thought her daughter had cleaned the glass prior to making the beverage and did not rinse all the bleach out," as reported by the Daily Camera.

The mother became ill but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

The second incident happened four days later, when the girl poured bleach into a water carafe in her mother’s bedroom.  

"On the second occasion, mom noticed the odor of bleach in her water and confronted her daughter," the news release read. "This is when she learned her daughter had developed a plan to kill her for taking away her iPhone."

The mother realized her daughter was trying to poison her after a conversation the two had. No further details have been released at this time.

This is not the first time a child has wanted to kill his or her parents for taking away electronics.

In 2013, 16-year-old Mike Helms of Mesa, Arizona, was arrested after allegedly killing his mother after she took away his cell phone.

Tina Helms, 36, was found dead in the family’s backyard. Her son allegedly attacked her with a hammer and a frying pan, as reported by the Christian Post.

The 16-year-old was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, concealment of a dead body and tampering with evidence.

Another teen confessed to killing both of his parents for confiscating his iPod. In 2013, 16-year-old Vincent Parker from Norfolk, Virginia, admitted to beating and stabbing his parents to death.

Parker told police he committed the murders because he was fed up with being punished by his parents. “I just remember getting mad,” he said. “It’s all from my dad. All this stuff like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff,” the NY Daily News reports.

Sources: Daily Camera, Christian Post, NY Daily News

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