Mom allegedly killed 12-year-old son she had tried to drown as a baby

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'A California mom has been arrested for allegedly murdering her 12-year-old son — and critically injuring his brother — a decade after she was convicted of trying to drown him as a baby, according to authorities.

Sherri Renee Telnas, 45, was busted after 911 callers reported that she was acting “strangely” early Saturday as she walked the boys to a field near her home in Porterville, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies found the boys unresponsive in a ditch, with the 12-year-old later pronounced dead at a hospital. His 7-year-old brother is in critical condition at Valley Children’s Hospital, according to officials.

Telnas was arrested at the scene and held on charges including murder and attempted murder, deputies said.
Following the drowning attempt, the older child was put in the custody of his father, Jacob Telnas, the Missoulian reported. It’s unclear how or why both boys were in her custody in California.

“We are aware of the Montana incident,” said Ashley Ritchie, a spokeswoman for the Tulare County sheriff, according to the Visalia Times-Delta. “We are working with multiple agencies to confirm the details.”'

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