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Apple Valley mother arrested for trying to kill her young children

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — An Apple Valley mother is behind bars on attempted murder charges after police say she tried to previously kill her young children.

Patrice Yvette Mcnay, 29, was arrested at St. Mary’s Medical Center on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

According to a sheriff’s news release, at about 12:16 pm, deputies responded to the hospital after a patient told staff she smothered her 4-year-old child with a pillow.

“Deputies learned Mcnay was transported to the hospital by family members, who told hospital staff they were concerned about Mcnay’s mental well-being as she had attempted to kill her children,” stated the release.

During the investigation, Apple Valley Detectives served a search warrant at Mcnay’s residence in the 22500 block of High Vista Place in Apple Valley and located evidence to corroborate the crime, officials said.

According to the release, “Detectives determined Mcnay attempted to harm the 7-year-old in the past, but that crime was not reported.”

The children were removed from the residence by Children and Family Services and transported Loma Linda Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. The children did not require hospitalization.

Patrice Mcnay was arrested for attempted murder and is in custody at West Valley Detention Center with bail set at $1,000,000. She is scheduled for arraignment on November 29, 2018 in Victorville Superior Court.

Anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact the Apple Valley Police Department at (760)240-7400.

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