Mother arrested after putting poison in daughter’s intravenous lines to get attentionBy Mason White 5:32 AM May 27, 2013
|Blanca Reneis Montano|
By: Debbie Gross
A woman was arrested and charged with attempted murder related charges after she was caught putting poison inside her daughter’s intravenous tubes in order to get attention from the child’s father, according to a statement released by police in Arizona.
The prosecutor said that the woman was put on trial in Tucson, after contaminating the intravenous lines of her infant daughter in an attempt to gain attention from the girl’s father.
The woman was identified as 23-year-old Blanca Reneis Montano. She was charged with attempted murder and child abuse.
prosecutor Ryan Schmidt told the jury during opening statements Wednesday that there is evidence the child got bacterial infections such as E. coli due to the contamination introduced by her mother.
Schmidt said that a hidden camera placed by the hospital staff in the child’s room showed Montano manipulating her daughter’s intravenous tubes and covering the camera.
“What a sick woman. She should never be allowed to have any more children or go near her child. Luckily, the child is still alive despite all the infections her own mother caused her to contract,” Tracy Mitchell, 26, of Tucson, Arizona told YourJewishNews.com after being asked to comment on Montano’s poisoning of her own child.
Defense attorney Paul Skitzki said there is no evidence that Montano intentionally made her daughter sick.
He said Montano is a devoted mother who stayed by the bedside of her daughter. The state has since taken custody of the child.