Andrea Vazquez-Hernandez spiked her 17-year old step-daughter’s milk with something deadly. She thought the toddler was a “constant reminder of a forbidden relationship.” The little girl barely escaped this attack on her life.
She was jealous that her husband had his daughter during a two year separation from Vazquez-Hernandez.
There was evidence of some motive behind this incident. One month before the milk poisoning, there was a physical altercation between her and her husband. A week before the attack, Vazquez-Hernandez asked the mother of the child to not talk to her husband unless it was directly related to the child’s well-being.
The husband called the police on Vazquez-Hernandez after the toddler “immediately spit out” the milk that she was drinking.
The little girl was rushed to a hospital where she was examined, and was said to be in ok condition.
Vazquez-Hernandez put “approximately one in of nail polish remover into the baby bottle.” She wanted to “punish” her husband and the baby’s mother.
From Fox News:
The Chicago Tribune reports that 37-year-old Andrea Vazquez-Hernandez is accused of spiking her 17-month-old stepdaughter’s milk with nail polish remover, apparently jealous of the child’s mother, whom her husband had the little girl with while he was separated for two years from Vazquez-Hernandez. She is said to have sent messages to the mother of the toddler on May 19, 2016, that demanded she cease contact with her husband unless it was an emergency about the baby, which prosecutors say illustrates her motive for what happened 10 days later. Per a prosecutor’s statement, the husband called cops to the Carol Stream home he shared with Vazquez-Hernandez and their 6-year-old child on May 29, 2016, alleging the toddler had “immediately spit out” milk he’d given her, People reports. The baby, who was examined at the hospital, wasn’t injured, but prosecutors say a probe found Vazquez-Hernandez had allegedly poured “approximately one inch of nail polish remover [into] the baby bottle.” Cops say she told them she wanted to “punish” her husband and the baby’s mother, and she reportedly was in a physical altercation with her husband a month before the alleged milk poisoning, which prosecutors plan to enter as evidence of the strain on the relationship. She has pleaded not guilty on aggravated battery charges and remains in jail on $250,000 bond; her trial starts May 17