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Crestview Girl, 16, Charged With Trying to Poison Family

CRESTVIEW, FL (AP) -- Authorities say a 16-year-old Crestview girl is charged with trying to kill her family by feeding them a dessert she made with floor cleaner.

Police say the unidentified girl poured a 40-ounce bottle of the cleaner into a peanut butter cup dish and fed it to her mother, father and brother Wednesday about 7 pm.

The girl told a friend what she did and that friend alerted authorities. When police arrived at the home about 10:30 pm, they found the family not feeling well and resting in bed. A brother who didn't eat the dessert took his family to get medical attention. Their condition as well as a motive aren't known.

The girl is charged with three counts of attempted murder. She's being held at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice detention facility in Crestview.


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