Kansas mom Therese Roever just regained the right to have unsupervised visits with her three young children in November after losing custody of them to her ex-husband, John Roever, in 2016.
The mother and John, who have a 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old twin boys, were set to head back to court on Tuesday to discuss custody agreements.
But now, Therese is behind bars for what she did the day before the scheduled hearing.Therese Roever/Facebook
According to the Daily Mail, the father went to Therese’s Olathe home on Monday in order to pick up his children from their visit with mom. But after pounding on the door, nobody answered.
Police were eventually called to the 1700 block of N. Lennox St. and entered the home, where they made a disturbing find.
The 37-year-old mother and her three children were all in need of medical attention. Authorities said the mother was “barely awake but breathing.”
The children were also in serious condition and were quickly rushed to a nearby hospital.
She later told officers that she’d given her children unprescribed medication in order to “harm” them, People reports.
Therese was arrested Monday night and has since been charged with a single count of attempted capital murder for giving her children the “poison.”Johnson County Sheriff’s Office
The three children remain hospitalized, but the father’s attorney confirmed in a statement to the Kansas City Star that they’re expected to be OK:
Thankfully the children are recovering and should be returning home very soon.
On Tuesday, a judge waived the custody hearing that the mother and her ex were supposed to attend and granted primary custody to the father,
Therese had initially lost custody around the time of their divorce in 2016 for making “false claims” about John, according to the Daily Mail.
She is currently being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled to appear in court March 1, Fox4KC reports.