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Fort Wayne Woman Sentenced For Trying to Poison Her Infant Niece

Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda tried to kill the baby girl in January 2017 with tainted milk.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- A Fort Wayne woman will spend 25 years in prison for trying to kill her infant niece by putting crushed acetaminophen in a bottle of breast milk.

Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda, 19, was sentenced Friday. She pleaded guilty to attempted murder in March.

Police in Allen County say she tried to poison the infant in January 2017 because she was "angry that her mother was allowing her brother, his fiance and the 11-week-old baby to live with them for longer than expected", according to WNDU

Court documents say she put the equivalent of nine Excedrin tablets in the bottle--enough to kill an adult. The baby didn't drink the milk and wasn't poisoned.

The child's mother told WANE-TV after Friday's hearing that she's "just glad this is over."

(Photo from the Allen County Sheriff's Department.)

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