PALMDALE – A 33-year-old Palmdale woman was arrested Thursday night for allegedly trying to drown her eight-year-old son in an apartment complex swimming pool.
Allaire McDougall was arrested for attempted murder and booked at the Palmdale Station on $1 million bail, according to deputy Peter Gomez. Her son was transported to the hospital and is now listed in stable condition.
The following is the press report from the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau:
On Thursday (05-24-2012) at around 7:30 pm, deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff Station responded to a rescue call of a female adult attempting to hold a child under water in the pool of the “Monte Vista” apartment complex [at 2500 block of Olive Drive in] Palmdale.
Once at the location, deputies learned that 33-Year-old Allaire McDougall attempted to drown her 8-year-old son in the community pool of the Apartment complex.
Bystanders intervened and rescued the victim from the suspect.
The 8-year old boy was transported to a local hospital and is now listed in stable condition.
“She’s telling him, ‘Son, you have to go. This is the end of the world.’ He said, ‘No, mama, I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die.’ So he was fighting for his life,” witness Susan Williams told ABC 7.