Michelle Kehoe gets life

Iowa mom gets life for murdering son; barred from contacting surviving son:

I originally posted about Michelle Kehoe here. She is the woman who survived an ‘accident’ with her two kids after her van flew into a river.

Apparently that may not have been the proper results she wanted because in November of last year she slit the throats of her two kids ages 2 and 7 left them in the van to die in a parking lot. She told police that a stranger took the kids. The 7-year-old survived but the 2-year-old did not.

This past week she was sentenced to life behind bars for the murder of her 2-year-old son and she’s been ordered not to have any contact with her surviving son.

Thanks to Bridget for the tip.

Children who survived river slashed

Mom follows dark path from icy rescue to murder charge:

Less than a year ago Michelle Kehoe’s car skidded off the road, hit a curb then plunged into the Iowa river. Her sons were in the car with her. 4 good Samaritans were able to rescue Kehoe and her boys then ages 6 and 14 months.

Apparently some of that was for naught as Kehoe has been arrested for slashing the throats of both of her sons.

The 2-year-old and the 7-year-old were found in Kehoe’s van that appeared to have been abandoned. The 2-year-old was dead but the 7-year-old survived.

The 7-year-old told police that his mother covered his eyes, ears and mouth with duct tape and then slit his throat. She did the same to the 2-year-old while his brother listened on.

In a very Susan Smith like moment on that day Kehoe went to a house and said that an unknown man had abducted her children. When police investigated they found a note that detailed what she would tell police in the van. She later admitted to purchasing the duct tape and knife.

Which makes one wonder if the crash into the river was not an attempt at a Susan Smith II.