Mother arrested for trying to kill kids with poisoned apple juice

Posted at 4:16 PM, Jan 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-16 16:16:18-05

Schiller Park, Ill. - A suburban Chicago mother has been arrested for attempting to kill her children with poisoned apple juice.

Krystle El Khatib

29-year-old Krystle El Khatib of Schiller Park, Illinois tried to kill her children because she was upset with their father, according to a report from WGNTV.

She reportedly forced her 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter to drink juice she mixed with crushed-up anti-anxiety pills, according to prosecutors.

Khatib then tried to kill herself with the same mix.

Police were notified after her son woke up vomiting and called his father. The children were hospitalized and are expected to be okay. Police found the mother inside the suburban Chicago home and took her to the hospital.

While there El Khatib told a social worker that she “brought her kids into this world and she can take them out,” according to a criminal complaint.

El Khatib is charged with attempted murder and being on a $1.5 million bond.