Woman Sentenced For Putting Nail Polish Remover In Stepdaughter’s Bottle

Gabrielle Okun | Reporter

An Illinois woman was found guilty and sentenced Friday for putting nail polish remover in her stepdaughter’s baby bottle.

Vazquez-Hernandez allegedly added about 1-inch’s worth of nail polish remover to her 17-month-old stepdaughter’s bottle at some point May 29, 2016, according to investigators. The child’s father notified investigators that his daughter took a sip from the bottle but immediately spit it out. He took the little girl to the hospital and all tests came back normal.

A judge found Andrea Vazquez-Hernandez, 37, guilty of two counts of aggravated battery and one count of attempted aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, abc7 reported. Vazquez-Hernandez must serve at least half of her sentence before she is eligible for parole.

“What were you thinking, that’s what I’d like to know. What were you thinking?” Vazquez-Hernandez’s husband said.

Vazquez-Hernandez allegedly wanted to punish her husband and the baby’s mother, according to the Chicago Tribune. The child was unharmed in the incident.

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