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Lorita M. Aiken

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTKR) —  A Virginia Beach mother was charged with attempted murder Saturday after police said she tried to poison her two children.

According to police, 26-year-old Lorita M. Aiken tried to poison herself and her children Friday at her home in the 5100 block of Richard Road in Virginia Beach.

Aiken and the two children were taken to the hospital to be treated.

There has been no word on the age of the children — or how they’re doing.

Aiken is being held at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center.

Click here for more on this story from WTKR in Norfolk.