Woman who said she strangled son faces attempted murder charge - Tucson News Now

Mom who told police she strangled her son to face charges

Apartment complex where 10-year-old was allegedly strangled. (Source: Carissa Planalp) Apartment complex where 10-year-old was allegedly strangled. (Source: Carissa Planalp)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A local woman who called 911 to report she strangled her son is facing attempted murder and child abuse charges.

Tucson Police say Jean Cataline, 49, was arrested and faces a charge of attempted 1st degree murder and a felony child abuse charge. She has not yet been booked into jail.

Cataline called 911 after 10 a.m. to say she had strangled her 10-year-old son with a cord.  

According to TPD the child was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center for treatment and remains there in critical condition.   

Police say Cataline's other child, a 17-year-old boy, has been put in custody of Child Protective Services. According to police, the boys' father recently died.

Stay with Tucson News Now for updates as they come in.

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