Texas mother allegedly forced 4-year-old son to eat poison

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DALLAS, Texas – A Texas mother allegedly tried to poison her children on Halloween night by forcing them to ingest a lethal substance, authorities said.

Dallas police were called to a home in the 10000 block of Walnut Hill Lane about 10 p.m. Saturday. It was there, police said, that Paw Eh, 31, forced her 4-year-old son to eat poison and tried to make her two older children – ages 7 and 12 – eat it, too, but was unsuccessful.

According to Eh’s 12-year-old daughter, Eh allegedly put ant poison on a spoon and added water, the Dallas Morning News reports. She then tried to force the 4-year-old to eat it but he held his mouth shut, the outlet reports. That’s when Eh allegedly slapped him on the cheek and as the boy began to cry, she allegedly forced the spoon into his mouth.

The 4-year-old was taken to a hospital where he was listed in critical but stable condition, police said. The suspect’s other children are now with a family member.

Eh faces a charge of attempted capital murder, police said.