A St. Peters woman identified as Natalia Jacquemin has been charged for slitting the throat of a 6-year-old boy. Police said.
Natalia, 46, called the St. Charles police just before 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 to say she had attacked a young boy, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday.
“I slit his throat,” she said. “I tried getting him away from his dad. I slit his neck. … I did it.”
Jacquemin faces first-degree assault and armed criminal action charges.
“I just wanted him to rest in peace,” she reportedly told a responding officer. The nature of her relationship with the kid was not revealed.
The kid survived, but he had an eight-inch laceration in his neck, which caused muscular damage and necessitated surgery.
Authorities did not specify the location of the incident. Prosecutors said they discovered a drop of blood on the floor of a corridor between the kitchen and the boy’s bedroom.
Several knives and a razor were also discovered, although there was no blood on them.
Jacquemin is being detained on a $2 million bail at the St. Charles County Prison.