FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A 19-year-old Indiana woman accused of trying to poison her 11-week-old niece by crushing painkillers and adding the powder to a bottle of breast milk has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.
Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda of Fort Wayne entered her plea Monday morning.
<a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/courts/20180312/aunt-admits-trying-to-poison-niece”>The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette</a> reports that Rodriguez-Miranda was angry that her mother was allowing her brother, his fiance and the baby girl to live with them for longer than expected.
Rodriguez-Miranda’s mother saw text messages outlining her daughter’s plan and retrieved the bottles of powdered milk. Court documents show that one bottle had a greenish circle and was a different color than an untainted bottle. Doctors checked the baby but found she had not been poisoned.
Rodriguez-Miranda is to be sentenced May 18.
Information from: The Journal Gazette, <a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.journalgazette.net”>http://www.journalgazette.net</a>