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Man accused of helping plot to kill infant’s pleads to lesser charge

December 29, 2018 GMT

The Fort Wayne man charged with aiding attempted murder for conspiring with his girlfriend to kill an 11-week-old girl has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Sir Marshall S. Snyder III, also known as Marshall Snyder, pleaded guilty Dec. 21 in Allen Superior Court to aiding attempted aggravated battery. A plea agreement calls for him to spend 15 years in prison.

The aiding attempted murder charge will be dropped when Snyder, 23, is sentenced Jan. 15, according to the agreement.

Snyder and Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda, 20, plotted to kill the infant in January 2017 by putting headache medicine in the girl’s bottle. The bottle of breast milk laced with more than 2,200 milligrams of acetaminophen was discovered before it was given to the girl, and she was not injured.

Just 900 milligrams of the drug would have killed the girl, a forensic toxicologist told police.

Snyder repeatedly told Rodriguez-Miranda to kill the infant : her niece : in text messages and messages sent through Facebook, according to court documents.

Rodriguez-Miranda admitted trying to kill the girl and was sentenced in May to 25 years in prison.

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