Spartanburg Deputies have arrested a woman accused of attempting to kill her disabled daughter and herself.
Arrest warrants say, Pamela Contreras has been charged with attempted murder, which she can face up to 30 years in prison, and abuse of a vulnerable adult, which carries up to 10 years in prison.
Contreras’ bond was denied Wednesday because of the charges and the amount of time each charge carries.
The incident report states officers were called out to the home in reference to a suicide call.
An officer arrived at the apartment and found the suspect’s daughter, who has Down Syndrome, in the kitchen. Officers say the daughter was holding a glass of orange liquid with white powdery substance on the glass.
The report says when the officer asked Contreras about the situation, she told him ‘she was worried that when she died that no one would be able to take care of her daughter’.
The suspect explained to the officer that she used a grinder to grind the medication that was put in her drink and planned on stabbing her daughter to death after she passed out.
In the police report, Contreras stated that she had also drank a similar mixture to what she gave her daughter.
EMS took both the suspect and the victim to the hospital to be treated.
Contreras is currently being held in the Spartanburg County Detention Center.
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Charles Lea Center can also assist families of children with special needs. To view their services, click here.