A Chalmette woman was taken into custody Saturday night after she attempted to murder her 6-year-old and 10-year-old daughters. Sandra Lightell, 36, was arrested at her home in the 2600 block of Charles Drive around 5:15 p.m. Police say that another one of Lightell’s daughters called authorities after receiving a voicemail on her phone from her mother saying that she might smother the younger children.
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