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Teen Brags About Trying To Poison Infant Niece (Photos)

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Police are on the hunt for an Indiana woman who allegedly tried to murder her 11-week-old niece.

Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda, 19, allegedly tried to poison the infant's milk in an attempt to kill her, reports The Journal Gazette.

Rodriguez-Miranda, who was 18 years old at the time, allegedly crushed Excedrin tablets in a mortar and pestle and put the powder into one of the bottles of breast milk that the baby's mother kept in the refrigerator.

"I'm gonna crush up some of these pills since she decided they can stay longer and kill their baby," wrote Rodriguez-Miranda in a text message to her boyfriend on Jan. 12.

"I put the stuff in a made bottle in the fridge," she wrote. "Yeah I thought it was funny that I don't have an ounce of guilt."

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"I don't feel bad about it [because] she was destined to grow up [expletive] or be abused," she wrote. "I'd never be suspect I know but I hope it works."

She texted her boyfriend again after she apparently thought the baby was dead, court documents reveal. She wrote: "[Oh my god] I forgot to tell you, the bottle is gone ... I know I'm so excited dude. I'm glad [the presumed death] didn't happen while I was here."

Rodriguez-Miranda's mother discovered the cell phone messages the day they were written, and went to examine the bottles in the refrigerator.

She noticed one of the bottles had residue at the bottom of it and a greenish-colored ring. The milk inside was a darker color than the milk in another baby bottle, according to court documents.

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Rodriguez-Miranda's mother, who is also the baby's grandmother, took the baby and the baby's mother to the emergency room at a local hospital. Test results did not show signs of poison.

Police confiscated the bottles and the mortar and pestle, which tested positive for acetaminophen, caffeine and aspirin – the ingredients in Excedrin.

A forensic toxicologist found that the bottle with the darker color milk tested positive for the equivalent of nine tablets or capsules of Excedrin -- enough to kill an adult, the toxicologist said, according to court documents.

Court records further indicate that Rodriguez-Miranda's motivation was that she didn't like her brother, his fiance and their 11-week-old daughter living at the house she shared with her mother.

After learning the baby was still alive, she reportedly texted: "Why didn't that baby die dude thats dumb."

She then fled with her boyfriend, and they were believed to have ended up in Michigan.

An investigation has been ongoing since January, though police did not charge Rodriguez-Miranda with attempted murder until Sept. 25, reports the Daily Mail.

Police issued a warrant for her arrest and if she's captured her bond will be set at $50,000.

Sources: Journal Gazette, Daily Mail / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: AP via Daily Mail, Facebook via Daily Mail

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