A mother of three Emily C. Sparks, 29, of O’Fallon, Illinois is being held in the St. Clair County Jail on three counts of attempted murder, the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s office said.

She has two sons and daughter, ages 3, 5 and 7, who are now being cared for by relatives, O’Fallon police Lt. Nicholas Schmidt said.

Police received a tip that Sparks had planned to kill her children on December and learned that she had purchased a canister of carbon dioxide, Schmidt said.

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