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East Grand Forks mom pleads guilty to attempting to kill girls

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A former East Grand Forks mother who police say tried to poison her daughters and herself with vehicle exhaust has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

      Polk County prosecutors say 31-year-old Breezetta Etienne pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of second-degree attempted murder.

      Etienne, who now lives in Fargo, N.D., will be sentenced Aug. 17.

      East Grand Forks police say they found Etienne and her two daughters inside a running sport utility vehicle in their garage last June. The three were conscious when officers arrived, and the children were treated at a hospital.

      Police say a suicide note was in the vehicle.                     

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      Information from: Grand Forks Herald, http://www.grandforksherald.com       

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