A woman charged for purposely putting nail polish remover into her stepdaughter’s baby bottle was sentenced to 10 years in prison and even prompting the judge to call her actions as outrageous, The Daily Caller reports.
Andrea Vazquez-Hernandez, who has been in custody since May last year on a $250,000 bond, was found guilty on Friday of “two counts of aggravated battery and one count of attempted aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.”
In May 2016, the 37-year-old Vazquez-Hernandez attempted to feed her stepdaughter a bottle of milk that she immediately spit out.
The father then took the baby to a hospital, where it was later revealed that Vazquez-Herandez had put about 1 inch of nail polish remover to the 17-month-old girl’s bottle.
DuPage County Judge Brian Telander said “I thank God (the child) is OK.” He also that said that Vazquez-Herandez, a former Carol Stream, Ill., resident, did not express remorse throughout her case.
“I am troubled … by the defendant’s lack of remorse,” the judge said. “I’m not so sure it’s not the situation she finds herself in. It just doesn’t seem to me that she gets it.”