Husband: Tub-Drowning Suspect Tried to Run Over Young Sons Earlier

The husband of a Pennsylvania woman on trial for allegedly drowning their two youngest sons in a bathtub has testified she wanted to surrender to police for purposely running over the boys the year before — but he talked her out of it.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Mark Schlemmer testified Thursday in his wife's trial on charges she drowned their sons in April 2014.

The defense says 43-year-old Laurel Schlemmer was too mentally ill to know what she was doing.

But prosecutors hope to convince an Allegheny County judge that the McCandless woman was bent on killing 6-year-old Daniel and 3-year-old Luke so she could focus her attention on their older brother, who was 7 at the time. [[238427591, C]]

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