DALLAS (May 23, 2014) Sonya Ann Gardner, 35, was in the Dallas County Jail Friday charged with two counts of attempted capital murder of a person under six years of age after what police say was an attempt to drown her two young daughters after the girls pleaded for snacks.
Her bonds total $1 million.
Residents of an apartment complex in Dallas’ Oak Cliff neighborhood south of downtown reported that the heard screams coming from inside Gardner’s apartment, a police affidavit said.
They told officers they then saw Gardner’s 18-year-old son carrying his 4-year-old sister out of the apartment, the affidavit said.
He put her down, ran back to the apartment and then kicked down the door after finding it closed and locked, the witnesses said.
He entered the apartment yelling for his 6-year-old sister, the affidavit said.
He may have saved his sisters’ lives, police said.
Gardner was booked into the Dallas County Jail late Friday morning.