Aunt admits trying to poison niece

  1. the elusive eye
    AR-303129798.jpg A 19-year-old woman admitted today she tried to poison her 11-week-old niece by putting crushed Excedrin tablets into a bottle of breast milk.

    Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda pleaded guilty in Allen Superior Court to attempted murder.

    As part of a plea agreement, she could be ordered to serve up to 25 years behind bars when she is sentenced May 18. Attempted murder carries a sentencing range of 20 to 40 years in prison with 30 years being the standard sentence.

    Rodriguez-Miranda was arrested by U.S. marshals in Michigan after she was charged in September. The crime occurred in January 2017.

    "I poisoned a baby bottle with a lethal dose of acetaminophen," she told Allen Superior Court Magistrate Samuel Keirns when he asked her to describe the crime she committed. She also told the magistrate she is on medication for anxiety and depression.

    Court records said Rodriguez-Miranda was angry that her mother was allowing her brother, his fiance and their 11-week-old daughter to live live with them and stay longer than expected.

    Rodriguez-Miranda's mother found text messages the morning of Jan. 12, 2017 between her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend on a cellphone both she and her daughter used, discussing how many pills it would take to kill the infant.

    "I'm gonna crush up some of these pills since she decided they can stay longer and kill their baby," Rodriguez-Miranda wrote.

    Rodriguez-Miranda's mother obtained bottles of breast milk after reading the texts and put both bottles into a plastic bag. The bottle with the crushed pills had a greenish circle at the bottom and was a different color from the untainted bottle of milk, according to court documents.

    The substance was later identified as containing acetaminophen, caffeine and aspirin, substances in Excedrin. A forensic toxicologist determined the taller bottle tested positive for the equivalent of nine tablets or capsules of Excedrin in 112 milliliters or 3.8 fluid ounces, enough to kill an adult.

    Rodriguez-Miranda wondered in one of her texts what happened.

    "Why didn't that baby die dude thats dumb," she wrote. "They definitely threw it out. ... Yeah and I thought for a sec it could be psychosomatic where my subconscious is guilty so it creates these pains but tbh (to be honest) I hope she dies. I don't feel bad about it bc she was destined to grow up (expletive) or be abused. I'd never be suspect I know but I hope it works."

    The baby was taken to a hospital to see if she had been poisoned. She wasn't.

    When Rodriguez-Miranda's mother asked her daughter to stay to talk to police, she fled, court records said.

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    Written by: Jim Chapman, Mar 12, 2018, The Journal Gazette

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  1. the elusive eye
    i'm glad i read a second article on this - the first one not only was woefully short (less than half the length/detail of this one), but just said "painkillers," leaving me with the impression it was opioids like Norco or Oxycontin or something.
    1. the elusive eye
      also: 9 Excedrin is enough to kill an adult?? somehow that seems off when people try to commit suicide by taking far more than that of Tylenol and just end up in the hospital, even without getting their stomachs pumped.

      wtf is the dosage of the acetaminophen in the Excedrin then??
  2. Potter
    Yeah, I too am confused as to how 9 Excedrin is a lethal dose for an adult?

    I feel bad for a child born into a family this dumb.
  3. ladywolf2012
    Yes, this is really a sad story. Since the apple never falls far from the tree, my suspicion is that the whole family may share the perpetrator's IQ level and attitudes. This baby probably doesn't have a chance of living a decent childhood.

    Nine exedrin sounds ridiculous. Each tablet has 250 mg. of acetaminophen in it. That means that nine contain 2,250 mg. of acetaminophen. For an adult, that's not even up to the recommended daily limit of 3000. Some bad investigative reporting going on here.
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  4. aemetha
    The only explanation I can think of is that it was a sample of a larger dose by the way the describe it in a volume of liquid.

    This is exemplary reporting compared to some I've seen. I once read a report that said Ghb is liquid e which is mdma which is basically methamphetamine. I'm going to go get drunk on cannabis now, wish me luck as i don't want to od on heroin from it.
    1. californiadreamin96
      Thank you and this is why I like this site, because it clarifies what is what. I haven't been on in quite awhile, but from what I remember I enjoyed learning the differences between the different drugs that are out there.
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