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

By The Associated Press

FORT WAYNE — 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 to 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.




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