June 10, 2008
Children are supposed to be the light of your life. But what happens when your kid puts the entire family in grave danger and attempts to commit the ultimate act of violence? Dr. Phil’s guests say they fear dying at the hands of their child.
Terrified of Her Stepson
Nine-year-old Donovan poisoned his siblings and laced his stepmother’s drink with aquarium cleaner. His father, Steven, and stepmom, Tori, say he laughed after he did it and has shown no remorse for the sinister acts.
Living in Fear
Susie narrowly escaped death after her stepson tried to brutally kill her, first with a gun, and then with a knife. She says the signs of violence were always there, but no one paid attention.
The Next Shocking Murder Headline?
Lance and Carrie say their 9-year-old son, Michael, becomes so enraged that Carrie locks herself in her room because she fears what he might do. They say he has threatened to cut his teacher’s eyes out with a knife and kill his younger sister.