19-year-old pleads guilty to trying to poison baby niece

Updated 3/12/2018 10:06 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- A 19-year-old Fort Wayne woman has pleaded guilty to charges she tried to poison her 11-week-old niece by crushing Excedrin tablets and putting the powder into a bottle of breast milk.

Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda pleaded guilty Monday morning to attempted murder. The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette reports Rodriguez-Miranda was angry that her mother was allowing her brother, his fiance and the baby girl live with them and stay longer than expected.

Rodriguez-Miranda's mother saw text messages about her daughter's plan. Rodriguez-Miranda's mother pulled the bottles. Court documents show that one bottle had a greenish circle and was a different color than an untainted bottle. The baby was taken to a hospital to see if she was poisoned and she wasn't.

Rodriguez-Miranda is to be sentenced May 18.


Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net

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