Teen Arrested for Trying to Murder Baby Niece With Poisoned Breast Milk

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A 19-year-old from Indiana has been arrested for attempted murder after allegedly trying to murder her 11-week-old niece by poisoning a bottle of breast milk in the refrigerator. According to The Huffington Post, Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda was 18 years old when she allegedly poured ground-up sleeping pills into a bottle of breast milk intended for her brother’s baby daughter.

Rodriguez-Miranda lived with her mother on Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her mother had allowed her brother, his fiancee, and their baby daughter to move into the house temporarily. Rodriguez-Miranda reportedly did not like that they were living there, and when their stay was extended, she texted her boyfriend that she was going to kill the baby.

She allegedly texted her boyfriend that she was going to poison her niece.

“I’m gonna crush up some of these pills since she decided they can stay longer and kill their baby,” she wrote back in January, according to court documents. She said she was going to crush up acetaminophen and sleeping pills and mix them in with breast milk that her brother’s fiancee was keeping in the refrigerator.

Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda

Image: Allen County Sheriff’s Department

Instead of telling her not to, or calling the police, her boyfriend told her to Google how much it would take to kill a baby. Rodriguez-Miranda said the Internet told her 4,000 mg would kill an adult, so she figured the 3,750 she’d ground up with a mortar and pestle would do it for a baby.

She even sent him photos of the ground-up medicine, and the medicine going into the bottle.

“I put the stuff in a made bottle in the fridge,” she texted later, court documents say. “I thought it was funny that I don’t have an ounce of guilt.”

She didn’t even feel guilty when she saw the bottle had been taken out of the refrigerator. She texted her boyfriend that it was really happening, and she was excited.

Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda’s mother saw the texts.

Rodriguez-Garcia shared a cell phone with her mother. She didn’t seem to realize her mother could monitor all her social media use. After seeing those messages, Rodriguez-Garcia’s mother took the milk out of the fridge. She said one bottle was darker than normal, and had a greenish ring of sediment. After taking screenshots of her daughter’s conversation, she took the bottles and called the police.

A forensic toxicologist later said the bottle contained about nine capsules worth of ground-up Excedrin. That would be enough to kill an adult. The mother took the baby to the emergency room for testing. The baby showed no signs of poisoning.

Rodriguez-Miranda fled the state with her boyfriend before investigators could stop her. She hid out in Michigan until last Thursday, when police finally caught her. Police charged her with attempted murder.

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