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Son requests protective order from mom convicted of attempted murder

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An 18-year-old is requesting a protective order from his mother who was convicted of trying to kill him and his brother 10 years ago.

The father of the victims say the boy's protection ran out when she was released from prison in 2010.

The last time Michael Hathaway faced his estranged wife in court was 10 years ago, during her trial for the attempted murder of their two children.

Salaija was convicted of forcing insecticide down the throats of her 3 and 6-year-old boys. The woman who defense attorneys claimed was mentally ill was sent to prison for 15 years and lost all parental rights.

But just two years ago Hathaway says the peace his boys had struggled so hard to find was over when their mother was released from prison after serving only half her sentence.

Hathaway says this summer Salaija contacted them through the internet. One of the boys fainted when they saw the woman who tried to kill them was back.

Tuesday, they faced her again as they asked Judge Denton for a lifetime protective order.

"He may not want a relationship with his mom now but he may want one in a month or a year of five years," said Attorney Charlie Bair, who is representing Salaija.

Bair says a lifetime protective order is extreme, because his client has changed.

"It's been more than 10 years, she's a totally different person now and she's not a threat to anyone and she just wants to let her children know how much she loves them that she wants their forgiveness and that she would like to have a relationship with them if that's what they want," said Bair.

But the Hathaways say they want nothing to do with her.

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