Mississippi mother pulled from SUV in lake charged with attempted murder

Cari Campbell Cullum / Lowndes County Sheriff Department

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Police in Mississippi say a woman intentionally drove her SUV into a lake with her 2-year-old child inside.

News outlets report 34-year-old Cari Campbell Cullum was charged Monday with attempted murder in connection to the incident Sept. 21 at the Columbus Lock and Dam.

Columbus officer Joe Dillon said in a news release the vehicle had been backed in to Columbus Lake. A friend of Cullum's told police he broke a window on the vehicle to free the woman and the toddler.

Cullum is being held on a $400,000 bond. Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton says her children are in the care of another person. Police say Cullum is a mother of three.

It's unclear whether she had an attorney who could comment on her behalf.

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