Tuesday, April 30 2013 8:13 PM EDT2013-05-01 00:13:56 GMT
Two young girls are improving as their mother is now on suicide watch after she allegedly tried to drown them.The family of Johnna Green has hired former Johnson County District Attorney Paul MorrisonMore >
Two young girls are improving as their mother is now on suicide watch after she allegedly tried to drown them.More >
Tuesday, April 30 2013 8:13 PM EDT2013-05-01 00:13:36 GMT
The Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman announced he has filed two attempted first-degree murder charges against a 23-year-old woman.Johnna Green is accused of attempting to drown her daughtersMore >
A mother accused of trying to drown her two young daughters is expected to make her first court appearance Friday afternoon. The girls remain in critical condition at an area hospital.
Two children whose mother allegedly tried to drown them earlier this month have been released from the hospital.
Their recovery is a testament to the medical care they received, with many shaken first responders fearing the children might not make it in those first chaotic hours.
"Everybody is happy about that because it's the most important thing," said attorney Paul Morrison, who is defending the girls' mother against charges that she tried to kill them. "Those kids are doing much better than I think anybody expected. Not only are they alive, but out of the hospital."
The children, ages 1 and 4 years old, are now in the care of a family member rather than a state social worker or foster home.
The girls' mother, Johnna Green, remains jailed on two attempted first-degree murder charges.
Morrison said he continues to work on Green's defense.
"Anytime something like this happens, obviously there tends to be a sort of rush to judgement," Morrison said. "And one of the things that I always like to remind people is that there is another side of the story, sometimes there are mitigating circumstances, and sometimes that things come out that are really relevant and really make things appear different than what they appeared at first."
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