Tuesday, April 30 2013 8:13 PM EDT2013-05-01 00:13:36 GMT
The Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman announced he has filed two attempted first-degree murder charges against a 23-year-old woman.Johnna Green is accused of attempting to drown her daughtersMore >
A mother accused of trying to drown her two young daughters is expected to make her first court appearance Friday afternoon. The girls remain in critical condition at an area hospital.
Two young girls are improving as their mother is now on suicide watch after she allegedly tried to drown them.
The family of Johnna Green has hired former Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison to serve on her defense team.
Morrison met with Green Thursday night. Green was in court Friday morning for a custody hearing about guardianship of her children while she made her first appearance in her criminal case later Friday afternoon.
Green faces two attempted first-degree murder charges. Authorities say she tried to drown her daughters Tuesday night inside her KCK home.
Attorney John DeMarco, who along with Morrison is representing Green, said the girls, who are at the University of Kansas Hospital's intensive care unit, are showing signs of improvement.
"They're doing better, which is making us all very happy," he said. "They are doing a lot better."
Green is struggling. Authorities said they didn't take her to the courthouse for her first appearance for her own safety. Instead, she appeared via video.
Her attorneys declined to discuss her mental state.
DeMarco said there are many facts in the case that have not been revealed.
"These cases often have more to them than what they appear and we're just making sure she gets a fair trial and a fair shake," DeMarco said. "There's always more to the facts than what you first see. That's always the case. It's not uncommon. We just want a fair shake and all the facts to come out."
Attorneys and a judge will decide next week the dates for upcoming court appearances.
Green is being held on a $1 million bond.
Copyright2013 KCTV (MeredithCorp.) All rights reserved.
Children improving after mom allegedly tried to drown themMore>>
Saturday, April 19 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:22:14 GMT
A man was shot after he refused to move his car out of the way of a driveway belonging to a homeowner in Hartford. According to police, two people were sitting in cars talking when the homeowner returned.More >
A man was shot after he refused to move his car out of the way of a driveway belonging to a homeowner in Hartford. More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:02:25 GMT
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into...More >
After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the...More >
Friday, April 18 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:27:56 GMT
People calling up anywhere in the world faking they are an eyewitness to a hostage situation. Several towns in Connecticut are already falling prey to it. "Caller- I could see thru the window I could seeMore >
People calling up anywhere in the world faking they are an eyewitness to a hostage situation. Several towns in Connecticut are already falling prey to it.More >
Friday, April 18 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:35:55 GMT
Connecticut lawmakers have proposed new bill that would ban whole milk from day care centers. The plan is being considered to improve nutrition standards among children and reduce obesity.The AmericanMore >
Connecticut lawmakers have proposed new bill that would ban whole milk from daycare centers. The plan is being considered to improve nutrition standards among children and reduce obesity.More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:55:42 GMT
Authorities say a child's body has been found off a Massachusetts highway and it matches the height and weight of a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for seven months. Worcester County District AttorneyMore >
Authorities say a child's body has been found off a Massachusetts highway and it matches the height and weight of a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for seven months. More >
Friday, April 18 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:13:10 GMT
Good Friday means long lines at Martin Rosol in New Britain as locals wait to stock up on kielbasa. Since seven this morning when they opened their doors there was people waiting hours to get inside andMore >
Good Friday means long lines at Martin Rosol in New Britain as locals wait to stock up on kielbasa.More >