Woman who made kids drink bleach pleads insanity

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Posted: Sep 16, 2014 12:55 PM

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman accused of trying to kill her children by forcing them to drink bleach has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Wendy Miller-Wright, of Seabrook, was charged last year with attempted murder.

Police say her 6-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter spit out most of the bleach and went to a neighbor for help. Miller-Wright also drank bleach. Police say she was trying to kill herself and her children.

Miller-Wright's lawyer says his client was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/ZoaI7m) Miller-Wright was taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation Tuesday. A hearing will follow, at which she could be committed for up to five years.

The plea was part of a deal with prosecutors, who decided mental health treatment would be better for Miller-Wright than prison.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com