White Plains shelter resident charged with attempted murder of her child


WHITE PLAINS – A White Plains woman has been indicted by a Westchester County grand jury on a charge of attempted murder for allegedly trying to drown her toddler in a bathtub and endangering her other infant son before being stopped by another resident at the Coachman Family Center in White Plains on December 3, 2019.

La’Quanaya Ward, 29, was also indicted on charges of unlawful imprisonment, attempted assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Bail was set at $500,000 cash.

Westchester County Police had been alerted to the alleged incident by other residences. After an investigation into the incident, Ward was arrested on December 11, 2019.

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