Andrea Vazquez-Hernandez, 37, of Illinois is on trial for what she did to her husband’s child, who was fathered with another woman. She was charged with aggravated battery and domestic battery, after she laced her rival’s child’s milk with nail polish remover.
The toddler was given a clean bill of health, but the father had called the police after trying to give the toddler milk, when she spit it out. He believed the toddler did ingest some of it.
Apparently the woman was upset that her husband had fathered another child while the couple was separated. The illegitimate child led to problems between the couple, finally ending when Hernandez spiked the baby’s milk with an inch of nail polish remover.
The Daily Mail reports:
The toddler was then taken to a hospital and was released home after receiving a clean bill of health.
An investigation later determined that the father’s wife, Vazquez-Hernandez, had allegedly spiked her stepdaughter’s milk with an inch of nail polish remover earlier that day, reported the Chicago Sun-Times.
At the time of the woman’s arrest last May, law enforcement officials did not offer a possible motive behind the attempted poisoning, but court documents filed this week by prosecutors, and cited by the Chicago Tribune, shed light on the circumstances surrounding the incident,
According to the prosecution, Vazquez-Hernandez and her husband, who have a 7-year-old daughter together, had separated for two years.
During their time apart, the husband fathered a child with another woman, who was born in December 2014.
The arrival of the baby girl led to martial problems for Vazquez-Hernandez and her spouse, according to prosecutors.