On Friday, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado placed a 12-year old girl at the Boulder Juvenile Center after being charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder. After a two week investigation, the cops believe that the pre-teen had twice tried to poison her mom because she had taken her daughter's iPhone away from her. The first attempt involved adding bleach into a smoothie that the mother started drinking. Luckily, the mother noticed the bleach smell which she figured came from poor rinsing of the glass by her daughter. When the mother once again noticed a bleach smell, this time wafting out from a water carafe, the jig was up.
Following the second poisoning attempt, the mother approached the daughter who admitted that she was trying to kill her because she had taken away her iPhone. While the mother did feel sick after the first attempt with the smoothie, the feeling eventually passed. She didn't drink any of the poisoned water that was offered to her during the second murder attempt.
Boulder resident Luciana Cordova, who is not involved in this case, has taken her teenagers' phones away as a punishment. "I have two teenagers that, I think as most teenagers this age, are kind of addicted to their phones
," Cordova told a local news team. "I have done it on occasion and luckily they have reacted well about it
"It seems a little bit of an outrageous reaction to having your phone taken away, but I think it’s also reflecting of how our teens and our kids are so dependent on that, that they’d be willing to those extremes."-Luciana Cordova, Boulder resident
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