Detective: Missouri mom planned to kill her 9 children - KMOV.com

Detective: Missouri mom planned to kill her 9 children

MORRISVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities in southwestern Missouri say a woman accused of stabbing her 4-year-old son in the throat told investigators she planned to kill all nine of her children.

  Forty-four-year-old Doinita Mitaru made a court appearance Wednesday in Polk County on charges of assault and armed criminal action. She's jailed on $250,000 bond.

KOLR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/ILKDoN ) the rural Morrisville woman was arrested Tuesday.  Investigators say Mitaru admitted stabbing the 4-year-old around 5 a.m. in an attempt to kill him.

A detective says Mitaru told him she planned to kill all nine of her children, but could not because some woke up and started screaming.

The 4-year-old was reported in critical condition at a Springfield hospital. The other children range up to 19 years old.

A call to Mitaru's public defender was not returned Wednesday.

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