Illinois – A woman has been accused of attempting to poison her 17-month-old stepdaughter with nail polish remover because she was jealous of the little girl.
Authorities alleged that Andrea Vazquez-Hernandez, 37, put nail polish remover in the little girl’s bottle along with her milk in May 2016.
The 17-month-old girl was fathered by Vazquez-Hernandez’s husband with another lady while the couple was separated for 2 years, based on reports.
Police stated the kid was “a constant reminder of a forbidden relationship,” and Vazquez-Hernandez allegedly informed authorities that she wanted to “punish” her husband and the girl’s mom, based on the Chicago Tribune’s report.
When the 17-month-old was given the bottle by her dad that night, she quickly spit out the contents, based on reports.
Her father then took the girl to the hospital, where she was treated and released.
After an investigation, police stated Vazquez-Hernandez put roughly one inch of nail polish remover into the toddler’s bottle.
“Thankfully the young victim in this case did not ingest any of the nail polish remover allegedly supplied by her stepmother,” DuPage County, Illinois, State’s Attorney Robert Berlin stated in a press release.
Vazquez-Hernandez and her husband additionally reportedly have a child of their own.
Vazquez-Hernandez is charged with aggravated battery and attempted aggravated battery. Her trial is set for May 17.