Woman given 5 years for putting drugs in children's Kool-Aid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A 44-year-old Topeka woman was sentenced to five years in prison for putting prescription drugs in her daughters' Kool-Aid.

Shakina Dauniel Lawton was sentenced Friday for two counts of attempted second-degree murder in a plea deal. Prosecutors say she gave her daughters, then 14 and 9, the drug-laced Kool-Aid in July 2015.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2bKnIKz ) prosecutors say Lawton had a history of mental health problems and was not taking her medication at the time of the crime.

The older daughter called 911 to tell dispatchers her mother was trying to poison her and her sister.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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