Mother arrested for allegedly abusing and threatening to kill her kids

A Westmoreland County woman is facing charges for allegedly abusing and threatening her three sons.

KDKA reports that one of the children said his mother, Danielle Kleber, kicked one of them in the face because he wouldn’t be quiet, which caused a bloody nose. He also claimed that she beat them with a wooden spoon and a plastic rod from window blinds, and would hold her hand over their nose and mouth to the point where they could not breathe.

CYS had previously been called to check on the children.  Kleber allegedly threatened to kill them her sons if they said anything before CYS arrived.

According to KDKA, the boys said Kleber had threatened to kill him a couple of times and was holding a knife during one incident.

Police spoke to Kleber on Tuesday.   Officers say she denied threatening her sons with a knife.

She did tell police she takes several prescribed medications for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other conditions.

Kleber is being charged with endangering the welfare of children, simple assault and intimidation retaliation or obstruction in child abuse cases.

She was taken to Westmoreland County Jail held on $10,000 straight cash bond.

The children, ages 6,9, and 11, remain in the care of relatives.

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