SC Breeder tried to poison kids with carbon monoxide

Mom accused of poisoning her kids with intent to kill:

29-year-old Melissa Sawyers, who looks 50 in her mugshot, of North Augusta, South Carolina has been arrested for trying to poison her kids using the exhaust from her car. Sawyers allegedly hooked up a hose from the tailpipe to the inside of the car where the kids, ages 10 and 7, were,

Police say she allegedly told her kids that “they were going to heaven together and it would not hurt, they would just go to sleep and wake up in heaven.”

It seems that Sawyers is an upstanding citizen as well…

Police say this isn’t Sawyers first run in with the law. They say she’s been arrested several times recently for charges including trespassing, disorderly conduct, intoxication, and resisting arrest.

Police say she’s gotten out of handcuffs twice before during arrests, even kicked at a window in a police patrol car; and once resisting arrest so bad, officers had to taser her.

She’s looking at 40 years behind bars.

Thanks to Bridget for the tip.