Woman put nail polish remover in stepdaughter's bottle, officials say

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Thursday, June 2, 2016
Andrea Vazquez-Hernandez, 36

CAROL STREAM, Ill. -- A woman put nail polish remover in her 17-month-old stepdaughter's baby bottle, according to officials with the DuPage County State's Attorney in Illinois.

Police said they responded to a call at 36-year-old Andrea Vazquez-Hernandez's home on May 29th about a child who may have ingested nail polish remover.

Investigators spoke with the victim's father, who reportedly said that he had attempted to give his daughter milk in a bottle and that she immediately spit it out. The child's father told police that he immediately brought his daughter to the hospital and all tests performed there came back normal.

Investigators said that at some point earlier in the day Vazquez-Hernandez added nail polish remover to her stepdaughter's baby bottle.

Vazquez-Hernandez was charged with one count of aggravated battery and one count of domestic battery. A judge set her bail at $250,000 on Tuesday.