PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky man accused of trying to poison his mother by pouring bleach in her drink said he only poured a little bit of it into his mother’s drink and that he didn’t want her to die.
WKYT-TV reports 18-year-old Justin Adkins was arrested Sunday. The Pike County man was charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence and first-degree wanton endangerment.
Kentucky State Police say Adkins’ mother told them her son had tried to poison her. A trooper could smell bleach in a drink.
According to an arrest citation, troopers say Adkins said he poured “only a little bit” of bleach into his mother’s drink in an attempt to make her sick, but he “did not want her to die.” It’s unclear if he has a lawyer who could comment.