4-year-old Dallas boy released from hospital, mother accused of poisoning him

This handout photo provided by the Dallas Sheriff's Department shows Paw Eh. Eh, accused of forcing her 4-year-old son to drink ant poison after telling her three children that she planned to kill them and herself, has been charged with attempted capital murder. (Dallas Sheriff's Department via AP)

DALLAS (AP) - A 4-year-old boy whose mother is accused of forcing him to swallow ant poison has been released from the hospital.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the boy was discharged from Medical City Dallas Hospital on Tuesday, after being in critical condition over the weekend.

His 31-year-old mother, Paw Eh, is charged with attempted capital murder. She's jailed on $500,000 bond.

Police say Eh also tried to force her 12-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son to ingest poison.

Eh's attorney, Heath Harris, says he's glad the boy is out of the hospital. He says the next step is getting Eh mental health assistance. Harris said Eh had sought help for depression and suicidal thoughts.

Harris plans to push for the charge to be downgraded to injury to a child.


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