OLATHE, Kan. (WDAF) -- An Olathe woman charged with attempting to kill her three children by poisoning them has been sentenced to more than 28 years in prison.
Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced Tuesday that 39-year-old Therese Irine Roever received a combined sentence of 28 years and 11 months in prison. She will be subject to registration as a violent offender upon release. Roever was sentenced in Johnson County District Court for three attempted first-degree murder charges and criminal threat. She was found guilty on March 3 and May 15 after entering a plea.
Court documents say on February 19, 2018, police were dispatched after Roever’s ex-husband reported Roever and their three children were drugged and groggy. When officers arrived, Roever was lying on a bed with her 7-year-old daughter who was not alert, according to police. The couple’s 5-year-old was also seen getting up from a bed and stumbling to the ground, and police found another 7-year-old child crying inside a bathroom. Court documents say officers also found multiple pill bottles on the ledge of a bed.
The children were rushed to hospitals in serious condition and survived, but doctors said two of the children would have died if they had been found later, according to court documents.
The Kansas City Star reports that after she was jailed, she was accused of plotting to have her former husband, John Roever, killed, according to prosecutors.