- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania judge has denied a bail request for a mother accused of trying to kill herself and her two young children by piping vehicle exhaust into her car.

The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens’ Voice reports (https://bit.ly/2cnSiKj ) the judge on Tuesday denied Melissa Ann Scholl’s request to be released into a friend’s custody.

Scholl’s attorney had said she isn’t a flight risk and has no psychological disorders.

Scholl’s 7-year-old son told police she told him and his 5-year-old sister to “die for something special” before allegedly running a hose from her exhaust pipe into her car in a parking lot in December.

Police say a man pulled the hose from the car.

Scholl is charged with attempted homicide. Scholl’s attorney has said prosecutors have only proved that Scholl tried to kill herself.


Information from: The Citizens’ Voice, https://www.citizensvoice.com

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