A Missouri woman allegedly admitted to slitting the throat of a 6-year-old boy last month, authorities said.
Natalia Jacquemin, 46, called the St. Charles police just before 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 to report having killed a young boy, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday.
“I slit his throat,” she said, according to court documents. “I tried getting him away from his dad. I slit his neck. … I did it.”
Jacquemin is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.
She allegedly told a responding officer that “I just wanted him to rest in peace.” Her relationship with the child was not specified.
The boy survived but sustained an eight-inch laceration to the neck that caused muscle damage and would require surgery.
Authorities did not say where the attack occurred. Investigators found a drop of blood on the floor of a hallway between the kitchen and the boy’s bedroom, prosecutors said. Several knives and a razor were also found, but no blood was on them.
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Jacquemin is being held in the St. Charles County jail on a $2 million bond.