Children released from hospital after attempted drowning - KCTV5

Girls released from hospital after attempted drowning, mom still in jail

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KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

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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