Police discovered a gruesome scene after receiving a 911 call for medical help at a WashingtonÂ residence.
The tragicÂ eveningÂ started with the Â Booth’s, Thomas and Christina, enjoying themselves watching a movie and drinking some wine. Maybe a little too much wine. Christina got up and put their 2-year-old to bed and checked on their twins, 6 months, because they started crying.
And then Christina snapped.
When they began crying, she went downstairs to retrieve a knife and came back upstairs. Then she did the unthinkable. She slit her 2-year-old’s throat and wrapped her in a blanket, and then went to the babies’ room and did the same to them.
Thomas started to feel like something wasn’t right and went to look for Christina and when he found her she was in her underwear screaming and crying.Â He found the babies bleeding out and grabbed his medical kit. Thomas, a Special Forces Officer for the Army, tried to stop the bleeding on the babies, he was unaware that his toddler was injured at the time. He yelled for Christina to call 911 and she did.
“My babies won’t calm down,” Christina told a 911 operator. “I’ve breastfed them, I’ve formula fed them, they are not calming down.”
Thomas then got on the phone and told the operator that they needed help and their babies were bleeding.
According to police, Christina acknowledged stabbing the children and told officers she had been having a “really rough time” as a mother, and that her husband “never helps” care for the children, and “gets very annoyed” when they cry.
“This was not a blissful household, we learned,” Olympia Police Lt. Jim Costa tells PEOPLE. “There are dynamics between the husband and wife that caused some friction.”
PoliceÂ found the toddler wrapped in a blanket with dried blood in bed.
The children were all rushed to the hospital and had immediate surgery, which saved their lives.
Christina,Â 29, was arrested and is being held on a $3 million bail for attempted murder of her children.
“During the interview, Christina broke down crying several times, yelled about Thomas never helping with the kids” the document says. “Christina made the comment ‘they will be quiet now’ several times.”
Christina has been battling postpartum depression and has been taking medication.
Thomas Booth told police that his wife has been “very stressed out raising the children” and she “always takes the children out of his presence if they cry.”
The children will be placed in a licensed foster care associated with Thomas’ military unit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma.
The police have not found that Thomas had any foul play in the situation. He is an active-duty solider who was recently deployed overseas.
Tiffany Felch, who has spent time with the pair, told KOMO, “I would have never suspected that she would be a person to take this kind of a drastic action. I can’t imagine what stress she must have been under to cause her to do such a thing.”
Neighbors described Christina as “a loving mother.” But, they had noticed she changed after the birth of the twins.
“Why weren’t we knocking on the door?” theÂ Booth’s neighbor, Tammy Ramsey asked. “I think that we need to rally and love to understand and not to judge.”