Oregon woman admits she tried to kill her daughter with prescription drugs

UMATILLA COUNTY, Ore. - An Athena woman is accused of trying to kill her young daughter with a prescription drug.  

Roxy Brook Pridgen, 36, admitted to putting the drug in a drink and giving it to her girl, who is a juvenile.

She told deputies she did it to kill her daughter because of an argument.

Her daughter became sick from drinking the beverage, but she is expected to be alright.
The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office said the woman has a mental illness and takes prescription drugs. 

Her case is being investigated by the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office. 

Pridgen is lodged at the Umatilla County Jail on an attempted murder charge. 

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