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Teen boy stops mom from drowning sisters: Boy intervenes with mom's deadly plot

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A teen boy stopped his mom from drowning his sisters when she lost it over them asking for snacks. According to a report by New York Daily News, Sonya Gardner, 35, tried to drown her 4-year-old and 2-year-old daughter in a filled tub. The Dallas, Tex. incident resulted in 16-year-old Jydesmon Gardner running to save his siblings when he heard their desperate cries.

Jydesmon kicked down the door of the bathroom and fired a gun straight in the air. He teen then grabbed his sisters, rushed them to a neighbor's house, and fled the scene.

"We were fixing to die," said the 6-year-old about her mother in the affidavit. She was trying "drown us in the bath" because of they requested snacks. It's believed the mom who was drowning the girls Thursday night was on pot.

Because the teen boy was in possession of a firearm, he could face charges felony charges. Jydesmon has an outstanding warrant against him. Police know he tried saving his siblings from being drowned by their mother, but they want to speak with him as a witness.

No other charges or issues with Child Protective Services existed with Sonya Gardner before this, but she was once charged with possession of marijuana. Gardner is held on $1 million bond and charged with two counts of attempted capital murder of a child.

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