Authorities in California say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing one son and causing serious injuries to another, both of whom were reportedly found in a ditch over the weekend.
According to the Mercury News, both alleged victims were found unconscious in an irrigation ditch in Tulare County on Saturday.
45-year-old Sherri Telnas is accused of leading a nearby resident to the spot in a Porterville corn field where the children were found, as reported by NTD.
Deputies were reportedly dispatched to the the residence in response to a 911 call regarding the suspect’s strange behavior. Police reports indicate authorities learned en route to the location that the two juveniles had been located and were unresponsive.
Upon arrival, emergency personnel rushed the boys to an area hospital, where the 12-year-old was pronounced dead a short time later. His younger brother, 7, was reportedly listed in critical condition as of the latest updates available.
Details about the nature of the injuries were not immediately available.
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“This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Violent Crimes Investigations Unit,” the sheriff’s department wrote. “Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit Det. Miguel Franco or Sergeant Gary Marks at (559) 802-9563 or (800) 808-0488.”
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[Featured image: Sherri Telnas, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department]