A mother who called a TV show to say she killed her 4-year-old son was arrested after his stabbed body was found in the bedroom and five dogs were found drowned in a bathtub in Lancaster today.
"There's not much to say at this point in the investigation. It's a very tragic thing," said a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detective who asked that his name not be used.
Andra Jeane Reynolds, 29, is being held without bail in the death of her son, Richard, who was stabbed repeatedly in the upper torso, Deputy Van Mosely said.
About 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, a caller from the "700 Club" religious TV program reported that the woman "had called the '700 Club' hot line and said she'd just killed her son," Mosely said.