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Mother accused of trying to kill her young son & daughter with poisoned apple juice

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SCHILLER PARK, Ill. (WITI) -- Bond has been set at $1.5 million for a Chicago mother accused of trying to murder her children with poisoned apple juice. This, according to FOX6's sister station WGN in Chicago.

Krystle El Khatib

Krystle El Khatib

29-year-old Krystle El Khatib of Schiller Park -- a suburb of Chicago is charged with attempted murder.

WGN reports El Khatib allegedly tried to murder her children with poisoned apple juice because she was angry with their father.

Prosecutors say El Khatib crushed up anti-anxiety medication and dropped it into apple juice. She's then accused of forcing her nine-year-old son and four-year-old daughter to drink two glasses each -- threatening to hit her son if he didn't do so.

Then, prosecutors say El Khatib tried to kill herself using a similar cocktail.

WGN reports the nine-year-old boy woke up the following morning vomiting, and he was able to reach out to this father. The children were taken to the hospital.

Krystle El Khatib was found at her home, and she was also taken to the hospital.

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

CLICK HERE for more on this story via WGN.


  • What!

    WGN reports El Khatib allegedly tried to murder her children with poisoned apple juice because she was angry with their father.

  • jess wundrin

    At this point, we are only hearing one side of the story. We should gather all facts before rushing to judgment. Heck, for all we know maybe they actually even deserved it? I’m NOT saying they did – I’m just wondering.

    • lisa

      WHAT???? HOW COULD YOU EVEN TYPE SOMETHING SO RIDICULOUS!! I don’t care what they did, you don’t drug and poison any child, especially your own. JESS you are just as sick as she is if you think there is anything these kids could have done to deserve their mother trying to kill them!!

  • KristinKB

    She can cry all she wants. This POS sorry excuse for a mother needs to sit in prison with the BIG GIRLS for the rest of her life.

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