Pike Co. teen accused of trying to poison mother with bleach

Published: Jan. 8, 2019 at 12:23 PM EST
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A Pike County teenager was arrested Sunday after police say he tried to poison his mother by pouring bleach in her drink.

Kentucky State Police say 18-year-old Justin Adkins's mother, told them her son had tried to poison her.

A trooper smelled the drink, and could smell bleach in it.

According to an arrest citation, troopers say Adkins admitted to pouring "only a little bit" of bleach into his mother's drink in an attempt to make her sick, but he "did not want her to die."

Adkins was charged with 2nd degree assault-domestic violence and 1st degree wanton endangerment