A Mechanicsville mom confessed to drugging her child, before attacking him with an ax and setting their house on fire, according to a search warrant affidavit.
According to the affidavit, police were called by Kimberly Shepperson Thursday at 3 a.m. Shepperson told police that she was trapped in the bathroom with two of her children because of a fire.
Shepperson and her two other children escaped through the bathroom window. The deputy that arrived at the home saw smoke and went inside. An 11-year-old boy was found in his bedroom.
When the deputy brought the boy outside, he noticed several lacerations on his body. While at VCU Medical Center, investigators say they questioned Shepperson, and she confessed to attacking the 11-year-old with an ax with the intent to kill him. She said she also gave him Temazepam, a prescription narcotic to put him to sleep. She then hid the ax under the bed in the master bedroom.
Shepperson also confessed to starting two fires in the house: one in the boys bedroom using paper and a shirt, and another in the master bedroom with diapers, with the intent to cause death.
In those documents it says an assortment of bladed instruments, lighters, smoking devices and a gas can were just some of the things taken as evidence.
The boy that was attacked is still in the hospital, though he is expected to survive. The two other children with Shepperson are now with family members.
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