Tulsa mother claims voices told her to kill her 'evil, cannibal' children

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Kristan Kirk was arrested Wednesday morning
  • She faces a complaint of attempted arson and two child neglect charges
  • A maintenance worker found two children alone with a stove on

An east Tulsa mother went to jail Wednesday on attempted arson and child neglect charges.

Police say just after 9 a.m., a maintenance worker heard a fire alarm at the Willowbend Apartment Complex near 31st and Highway 169 and found two small children, ages five and nine, home alone.

An east Tulsa woman reportedly told officers "voices" told her that her children were "evil and cannibals." FOX23 has video footage of what a maintenance man found in her apartment that led to her arrest on FOX23 News at 9. http://bit.ly/NeglectMotherETUL

Posted by FOX23 News on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The stove was on at the time.

The children's mother, Kristan Kirk claimed “voices told her the kids were evil and cannibals," and that "they need to be taken care of.”

TULSA POLICE say this mother, Kristan Kirk, tried to kill her kids by setting her apartment on fire because "voices told...

Posted by FOX23 Sara Whaley on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Reports claim that Kirt put metal in the microwave and on the stove, turned them both on and left.

The maintenance man who found the children said he later learned that Kirk walked across the street to watch and see if the apartment caught fire.

Police said she went inside and restarted the microwave when it didn't.

They said Kirk came back after officers arrived.

The children were taken into DHS custody.

Kirk, was arrested on complaints of attempted arson and child neglect.

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