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Teen poisons her grandmother because she took away her cellphone

By Mason White 11:36 AM April 27, 2014
Tyt’ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A teen girl is behind bars after she decided to poison her grandmother, police in North Carolina said.
17-year-old Tyt’ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson, used termiticide and insecticide to mix into a pot of leafy vegetables her grandmother, Gaylon Moody, 51, was preparing.

Moody was not home when the teen poured the poison into the pot. She was at church attending a prayer session.

Moody said that her granddaughter was angry at her because she took away her cellphone. Johnson admitted to Fayetteville Police that she poisoned the leaves.

She was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Johnson remained in the Cumberland County jail on bail of $500,000.

Moody and her friend Clifton Evans, 56, were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center after eating the poisonous vegetables. Since the incident, Moody had no contact with Johnson, who had been living with her for the past 10 months.