Mother on weed, PCP tried to drown kids before armed son saves them

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    sonya gardner son 24n-1-webA Texas mother high on PCP and weed tried drown her two kids in a bathtub before she was thwarted by the gunfire of her 18-year-old son (pictured above).

    Sonya Gardner, 35, had her two younger children, daughters age 6 and 4, in the filled tub at her Dallas home when her son heard the children’s cries and kicked down the bathroom door after firing a gun in the air and then busting down the door, the Dallas Morning News reports.

    The hero son — and felon — reportedly pushed his way past his disturbed mother and snatched the children from the filled tub before taking the tots to a neighbor’s home Thursday night.

    “We were fixing to die,” the 6-year-old later told officers of their mother’s attempt to “drown us in the bath” over their request for snacks, according to the affidavit.

    Gardner’s son, Jydesmon Gardner,  fled the scene afterwards, probably because he is wanted on an outstanding warrant. Because of prior felony arrests, the son could still face a charge as a felon in possession of a firearm despite saving the two younger children.

    Regardless of that charge’s possibility, Dallas police Maj. Rob Sherwin publicly expressed his hope that the teen will come forward as a witness.

    “It appears that his actions may have saved the lives of these two children,” he said during a press conference. “We would like to speak to Mr. Gardner as a witness.”

    Gardner languishes in jail on $1 million bond on two counts of attempted capital murder of a child, the report states.

    The family is flabbergasted and mortified by the near tragedy.

    “We don’t really understand why this happened but at the same time, it never happened before,” Ernest Gardner, the father said. “For this to happen this is totally out of her character.”

    One neighbor reportedly heard the disturbed mother sobbing that she was sorry for trying to drown her children shortly before she was arrested.

    The two children are now in foster care.

    Child Protection Services told Fox that the family has no prior issues with child custody, though Gardner has had a prior

     

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