Woman ‘tried to kill kids to shut them up’

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A WOMAN ac­cused of try­ing to kill her three small chil­dren has told de­tec­tives she cut their throats with a kitchen knife to keep them quiet for her soldier hus­band.

Christina Booth, 29, said in the po­lice in­ter­view that her hus­band never helped her with the six-month-old twins and the two-year-old and got “very an­noyed” when they cried, court pa­pers say.

She was ar­rested on Sun­day on sus­pi­cion of at­tempted mur­der in Olympia, Washington, USA.

Bail was set at three mil­lion dol­lars. The Thurston County pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice said she had not yet been for­mally charged.

The chil­dren were said to be in a sta­ble con­di­tion af­ter un­der­go­ing surgery and have now been placed in the cus­tody of the state’s child pro­tec­tive ser­vices.

The court pa­pers said Booth’s hus­band Thomas told po­lice his wife was be­ing treated for post-natal de­pres­sion.

The sergeant said his wife’s be­hav­iour had changed af­ter he re­turned from a tour of Afghanistan.

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