Axe-toting mom captured after son’s death

February 28, 2012

Police say a Johnson County woman who called 911 and told a dispatcher that her 3-year-old son was dead tried to attack officers with an axe after they found the boy's body in her apartment. Officers responding to the call Monday about 9:30 p.m. broke into Amanda Smith's Trafalgar apartment. After the boy’s body was taken away by paramedics, Smith jumped out of a closet and began swinging an axe at the officers. Smith, 33, eventually surrendered and was taken into custody.