Woman Pleads Guilty to Drugging Son

Charge carries a sentence of six to 30 years in prison

By Mitchell Grogg
|  Thursday, Jul 5, 2012  |  Updated 8:37 PM CDT
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Woman Pleads Guilty to Drugging Son

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An Elmhurst woman could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison after she allegedly drugged her son before attempting suicide.

Cheryl Luchetta, 42, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery of a child in exchange for a charge of attempted murder, which carries a six year minimum sentence, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Authorities say Luchetta gave her child a mix of Valium and Tylenol PM, then slit her own throat. She called police when she woke up the next day and found her son unresponsive. Her son was treated and released from the hospital.

She was admitted to a psychiatric hospital following the incident, but was later determined fit to stand trial, the Tribune reported.

At the time of the drugging and suicide attempt, Luchetta had filed for divorce, according to the Tribune.

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