The Fort Wayne, Indiana, woman who admitted to plotting to kill her brother’s baby with breast milk tainted with a lethal amount of an over-the-counter pain medicine has been sentenced.
Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda, 19, was sentenced in Allen Superior Court to 25 years followed by five years probation for a felony Attempted Murder.
U.S. Marshals arrested Rodriguez-Miranda in late September after police caught wind that she aimed to kill her infant niece by putting pain relief medication in a bottle of breast milk. Authorities alleged then that she was angry that her brother, his fiance and their daughter had been staying with her and her mother at their home.
Her mother found text messages on the cellphone she and Rodriguez-Miranda shared in which her daughter told her own boyfriend about her attempts to kill the then-11-week-old girl.
The baby was not harmed, but the milk stored in a refrigerator contained the equivalent of nine Excedrin tablets or capsules, enough to kill an adult, according to court documents.
Rodriguez-Miranda pleaded guilty to Attempted Murder in March.