Louisville woman accused of trying to kill her 8-year-old son
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a woman has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after she tried to strangle her 8-year-old son.
It happened on Tuesday, July 22, just before 3:30 p.m.
Police say 40-year-old Kimberly Anderson called authorities to her home on Rock Hollow Drive, near Shepherdsville Road and Whispering Hills Boulevard.
She allegedly told dispatchers that she just choked an 8-year-old boy.
When officers arrived, they say they found the boy with visible broken blood capillaries in his eyes, as well as bruising around the neck.
Anderson is charged with attempted murder and criminal abuse.
The stay at home mom said very little when facing the judge on Wednesday.
A police report gives us more details about what happened.
It says Anderson stated that she contemplated killing her son with a knife or rope.
It goes on to say she decided to kill him with the rope because he would just pass out.
According to the report, she placed the rope around his neck, and after 30 seconds he turned blue and said: "you're gonna kill me".
Anderson then called authorities. Police say the reason behind this whole ordeal isn't quite clear.
"That's a question that will be tossed in our minds for awhile. Why would someone want to kill their own child and certainly there's no plausible reason why that would be," said Dwight Mitchell with Louisville Metro Police.
Anderson has been ordered to have no contact with her 8-year-old son.
Neighbors can't help but wonder what happened.
"I would never think that something like that would happen around this neighborhood with that family. They seemed like a pretty nice, happy family," said neighbor Frank Houston.
"I see the boys, yeah. And they seem happy," said neighbor Julie Divine.
There is concern about how the child will be impacted.
"Hopefully that young man will be able to get the counseling he needs down the line and will hopefully be able to live a productive life," said Dwight Mitchell.
We're told the 8-year-old was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital, and is now said to be with his father.
The judge set a $75,000 full cash bond for Anderson.
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