A mother has been arrested after she allegedly tried to drown her 3-year-old son in a puddle, claiming Jesus Christ advised her to do it.
A neighbor of Victoria Soliz, 30, from Arizona, told police that he heard screams around 12:30 p.m. Friday. The man said he rushed outside and saw Soliz in his front yard, pushing her son's face into a puddle. When she allegedly wouldn't stop, he called police.
The neighbor also said while he was calling police, Soliz moved the boy to a larger puddle and kept going, then pulled him out and appeared as if she was attempting to give him CPR.
Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene, and both Soliz and her son were taken to a hospital.
Soliz told doctors that she had been using crystal meth to "self-medicate" for schizophrenia, according to court documents obtained.
She allegedly added, however, that "Jesus" had told her to drown her son. Police also say she claimed that her son had "become stuck to the ground."
The boy sustained no injuries.
Soliz has been charged with felony child-abuse.