Jennifer Fangmann

Mother Attempts to Stab, Kill Children with Butcher Knife While Traveling on Interstate: Police

A Missouri woman is facing numerous charges after she reportedly tried to stab and kill her children.

According to Cooper County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia resident Jennifer Fangmann, 41, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of domestic assault, two counts of attempted abuse, and two counts of endangering the welfare of children.

Police say the incident happened on February 23 in Columbia, near the 101-mile marker on Interstate 70. Deputies arrived at the scene and found the suspect’s husband and two children on the side of the road.

The husband, according to police, told responding deputies that an argument broke out while they were driving; Fangmann then pulled out a butcher knife and allegedly tried to stab her children.

CBS 13 reports that the husband said the suspect had a “mental status change.”

Fangmann allegedly fled the scene in the vehicle after her husband managed to take the knife from her and pull his children out of the car safely. Deputies said the husband sustained a cut on his hand while taking the knife away.

Deputies found Fangmann after she crashed her vehicle after hitting a culvert near the 111-mile marker on Interstate 70.

She then got out of the car and tried to walk in traffic when deputies detained and arrested her. She remains behind bars on a $250,000 bond amount.

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