Woman Allegedly Tries to Kill Niece by Poisoning Mom's Breast Milk


woman tries to poison infant niece
Allen County Sheriff's Department

Although it is always difficult to see or hear about crimes committed against children, it takes things to a different level when a loved one -- someone a child should be able to trust -- is the person who inflicted the pain. For months, authorities in Indiana have been searching for a woman who allegedly plotted to murder her infant niece by poisoning the baby's breast milk without even "an ounce of guilt." 

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In late September, 19-year-old Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda was charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to poison her brother's 11-week-old baby. 

According to official reports, in mid-January Sarai was upset that she and her mother had to share their home with the newborn. In retaliation, she plotted to poison the newborn by putting over-the-counter pain medication in a bottle of breast milk that was stored for the baby. 

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In a text message sent to her boyfriend on January 12, Sarai reportedly said, "I'm gonna crush up some of these pills since she decided they can stay longer and kill their baby." In another, she allegedly wrote, "I put the stuff in a made bottle in the fridge. I thought it was funny that I don't have an ounce of guilt."

Sometime later, the woman apparently sent another text that read: "Omg I forgot to tell you, the bottle is gone ... I know I'm so excited dude."

woman charged with trying to poison infant niece
Allen County Sheriff's Department

Sarai's mom found the text messages on their shared cell phone hours after they were sent and immediately checked her grandchild's bottles of breast milk in the family's refrigerator. There, she found one bottle that contained discolored milk with a powdery substance at the bottom. After she discovered the bottle, her mother took screen shots of the messages, brought the infant and the child's mother to the emergency room to be checked out, and finally turned her information over to the authorities. 

After testing was done, it was revealed that the bottle contained nine crushed capsules of Excedrin -- an amount large enough to kill an adult.  

According to the Huffington Post, once Sarai realized that the baby remained unharmed, she texted her boyfriend again: "Dude, [I don't know] if what I did was such a good idea. I mean f*ck that baby, but I had a dream that night that I got caught … I hope she dies," she wrote. "I don't feel bad about it [because] she was destined to grow up sh*tty or abused."

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Before she could be arrested, Sarai and her boyfriend fled the state. The woman remained on the run for months until authorities apprehended her in Bay City, Michigan, on September 28. Sarai now faces one felony count of attempted murder. She is currently still being held in Michigan, and Indiana officials state that she will be held on $50,000 bail once she is returned to their custody. 

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