Washington state woman slits Children’s Throat With A Knife

January 27, 2015 1:04 pm
A Washington state woman accused
of stabbing her three small children told detectives she cut the
children’s throats with a kitchen knife to keep them quiet for her
soldier husband.
Christina E.
Booth, 29, of Olympia, said that her husband,
Thomas Booth, never helped her with the children and got “very annoyed”
when they cried. The children include a
2-year-old toddler and 6-month-old twins.

Bail
was set Monday at $3 million. The woman was arrested early Sunday for
investigation of attempted murder.

The children were
reported stable on Sunday after surgery at a hospital and they have been
placed in the custody of state Child Protective Services.
Thomas
Booth told police his wife had been “very stressed out” raising the
children and was on medication for post-partum depression. He said he and his wife had watched a movie at home
Saturday night and each had two large glasses of wine. He described his
wife as sufficiently intoxicated that she was slurring her words.
The woman said the twins started crying after she took
the toddler up to bed and “she hit her breaking point.” She went downstairs to get a knife from the dishwasher,
then cutting her toddler daughter’s throat with a knife and covering
her with blankets so she would be hidden. She then described cutting the
twins’ throats.
Christina said she knew if she killed all of the
kids, the house would be quiet for Thomas.  During the interview, Christina broke down
crying several times, yelled about Thomas never helping with the kids
and vomited once. Christina made the comment ‘they will be quiet now’
several times.
Police have said Thomas Booth is not suspected of a crime.
He
told detectives that he found the injured twins after he saw his wife
wearing only her underwear, crying and screaming, a short time after she
took the little girl upstairs to put her to bed. He said grabbed his
medical kit and started trying to stop the twins’ bleeding with gauze,
while yelling at his wife to call 911. Thomas Booth said he saw the
toddler in her bed but didn’t see anything wrong with her.
The man told detectives his wife always took the children out of his presence if they cried.
Neighbors told investigators that Booth had a “bubbly” personality, but she had no break in dealing with her little ones.
Thomas
Booth is currently with the 1st Special Forces Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. 
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