A Roxbury NJ woman has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to poison her elderly grandmother.
The suspect is a 26-year-old woman from the Succasunna part of Roxbury in Morris County, New Jersey. According to Morris County NJ prosecutors, the suspect put antifreeze into her grandmother’s juice one morning in the hopes that her grandmother would drink from the glass and die.
Fortunately, the victim did not get sick as a result of the alleged poisoning. However, she did reportedly state that the juice tasted bad.
The suspect reportedly bought the antifreeze at a Walmart located in Roxbury one day prior to the attempted murder.
The Roxbury Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation after the suspect’s friend alerted authorities to the potential crime.
The suspect is currently being held in the Morris County Jail because a superior court judge ruled that she should be detained without bail.
At the detention hearing, which was held in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, the suspect’s lawyer said that the suspect should be charged with aggravated assault, not attempted murder. However, Morris County prosecutors have not relented and currently plan to move forward with criminal charges for attempted murder.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Woman Accused of Trying to Poison Grandmother Claims She Didn’t Mean to Kill Her.”