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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 1:17 pm

Boyfriend charged with aiding attempted murder

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette
Allen County prosecutors have charged the boyfriend of a Fort Wayne woman convicted of trying to kill her 11-week-old niece by putting headache medicine in the child's bottle with aiding attempted murder.
 
Sir Marshall S. Snyder III, also known as Marshall Snyder, was charged July 25, but prosecutors asked a judge to seal the documents, citing publicity surrounding the case. The records were unsealed Aug. 8, according to Allen Superior Court records.
 
Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda, 20, admitted to the plot to kill the girl and was sentenced in May to 25 years in prison. She discussed the plan to put acetaminophen and sleeping pills in the bottle with Snyder in text messages that were discovered by Rodriguez-Miranda's mother, according to a probable cause affidavit.
 
"Look up how many mg can kill a baby," one message from Snyder to his girlfriend says, according to the affidavit. "Haha."
 
The medicine was placed in a bottle, but it was discovered before it was given to the baby. The child was not harmed.
 
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