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Mother arrested after 3 kids slashed at Olympia home

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The Olympia home where police say the attack happened. Photo: Brandon Davis/KCPQ

A 29-year-old woman has been arrested after three of her children were found with their necks slashed early Sunday morning.

Officers were called out to the home on 10th Court SE just before 1:20 am, according to Olympia Police spokesperson Lt. Jim Costa. They arrived to find three infants, a 2-year-old and 6-month-old twins, bleeding from their necks. The children were immediately taken away for treatment, and are now at Tacoma’s Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, where all three have undergone surgery for their wounds. Their injuries are considered life-threatening, Costa said.

The parents of the three children were both home at the time of the attack, Costa said, and were both immediately taken to OPD headquarters for questioning.

After the questioning, the 29-year-old mother of the three children was arrested. She has been booked into the Thurston County Jail on three counts of attempted murder. The father was released.

Detectives from Olympia Police and the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office are still at the home, processing the scene.

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12 comments

    • Rach Bee

      So many simpler, less horrific ways to deal with kids you don’t want. You could explain the situation to anyone and almost any person would prefer to help if you explained how truly serious it was. I sure hope anyone in my circle would just come to me instead of doing something so stupid and thoughtless. HEY PARENTS THINKING OF KILLING YOUR KIDS, IT’S PROBABLY LESS TROUBLESOME/A LEGAL ISSUE IF YOU ABANDON THE CHILDREN YOU DON’T WANT AT A HOSPITAL, COP SHOP OR FIRE STATION. Heck, even a shopping center, it should be obvious that anything is better than hurting or killing an unarguably innocent child. Rant = over >=(

  • Sally Marks

    You have no clue what this mother was dealing with. Military life is the most under appreciated and under compensated career. This poor mom just had twins, unexpectedly. Already had a young one at home. Husband deploys/trains regularly. Christina loves her girls. She is a good mom. She is a good person who has been placed under stressors most normal people will never experience. She was wrong to harm the children. But where was her support? How can u expect some one to cope with so many things at once? My heart breaks for her and her family. Those poor girls. She is not this person, it has to be a chemical imbalance along with pure exhaustion and the constant feeling of being overwhelmed by three very young children. This story is so sad. The children lose a mother and the mother loses everything. My prayers are with all of them.

    • gloria fischer

      This is BS….I was 23 when my husband died…I had 3 babies under 3…I asked for help from my family and friends…I didn’t try and kill my kids!..Please don’t say it was ‘stress’..if you can’t handle being a Mother…DON’T HAVE KIDS! there is no excuse for what she did……all she had to do was call family or 911 for help….Crazy dingbat! I have ZERO empathy for people like this….I hope to God she NEVER gets to see these poor babies ever again…….How horrid to have your own baby look you in the eyes as you are trying to kill them….throw her in the looney bin!! Praying for the children!!

  • Maria

    Then She Should Have Taken Her Kids To Someone….ANYTHING Would Have Been Better then What She Did…Chemical Imbalance? Yes, Most Likely…But NO EXCUSES!!! This Is Straight Up Child abuse To The Fullest…so Sad For The Entire family… But There Is Nothing That Justifies What She Did

    • Sally Marks

      You women are obviously uneducated and incompassionate. As another mother you should understand the struggles that we face everyday and the seriousness of postpartum depression. Mentally ill people often do not know that they are mentally ill. This is why they monitor women after having a baby for signs of depression. This Woman was failed by her community. If you cannot find in your heart to provide her with a little bit of compassion and sensitivity; then do it for the children and stop posting nasty remarks because one day they will look this up and they will see what you’ve said and how cruel the others can be.

        • Sally Marks

          A personal attack… from someone who could not come up with a valid retort. I would expect nothing more from a pion such as yourself. How embarrassing for you.

      • Brandon

        None of what you just said justifies murder. Send her away forever. If she did it once why would she not do it again? Their are to many people and organizations out there to help people like her. Even more since she is married to a active duty soldier.