FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A man who planned with his girlfriend to kill an 11-week-old baby by crushing up painkillers to put in the baby’s bottle has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Marshall Snyder was originally charged with aiding attempted murder but pleaded guilty in December to aiding attempted aggravated battery, said the Journal Gazette.
Snyder and Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda came up with the plan in January 2017. They would use more than 2,200 milligrams of acetaminophen and put it into a bottle of breast milk. A forensic toxicologist told investigators that 900 milligrams would have been enough to kill the baby.
Police say Rodriguez-Miranda was angry that her brother and his family were staying with her and her mother, and her mother let them stay longer.
Rodriguez-Miranda’s mother found texts between her daughter and Snyder about plans to kill the baby, said court documents.
The Gazette said the baby was unharmed.
Rodriguez-Miranda was sentenced in May to 25 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to attempted murder.
(Photo by Allen County Sheriff’s Department)