Kids to Cops: Mom Tried to Kill Us in Car Crash

North Carolina mother is charged with assault with a deadly weapon
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 22, 2011 3:12 AM CDT
Updated Jul 22, 2011 3:19 AM CDT

(Newser) – Two young sisters have told police that their mom intended to hurt them in a deliberate car wreck because she was "mad at daddy," according to investigators. The girls, ages 7 and 8, were treated for cuts and bruises after mom Teresa Caffrey of North Carolina drove their car into a ditch earlier this week. "The children conveyed information to my officers saying she had been arguing with their father and that she was 'mad at daddy' and that's why she wrecked the car," said the local police commander. Caffrey has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, and faces additional charges of child abuse and possession of a controlled substance. The girls have been placed with an aunt and grandmother, reports ABC News. (Read more crime stories.)

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