Montgomery County mother arrested for attempting to decapitate child

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MONTGOMERY CO. – A Montgomery County mother is under arrest after police say she attempted to decapitate her son with a bow saw.

The 11-year-old boy, who has autism , told police he saw his mother, 46-year-old Kristina Petrie, crying on the couch when he came home from school.
Court documents say Petrie went upstairs shortly after with a bow saw in her hand. They go on to say she then chased the boy and attempted to cut his head off with the saw.

The documents say a neighbor then came over, stopping the incident, and then the boy’s father came home from work and took Petrie to the hospital.
she told officials that she felt overwhelmed and like she was not doing enough to help her children.

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