FORT WAYNE, IN. (THECOUNT) — Jason Sandy and Rachel Burtz, have been identified as the victims in Thursday night’s home shooting.
Fort Wayne police say a total of three people were shot inside a home in the 800 block of Madison St. Thursday around 9:12 p.m.
The Fort Wayne Police Department said the male victim was identified as 41-year-old Jason Sandy. He was last listed in critical condition. The female victim has been identified as 33-year-old Rachel Burtz. She was last listed in serious condition. Continue reading
Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda, the Fort Wayne woman who police said plotted to kill her brother’s baby with drug tainted breast milk, has turned in a guilty plea.
Rodriguez-Miranda, 19, pleaded guilty Monday morning in Allen Superior Court to a felony charge of Attempted Murder after plotting to kill an 11-week-old girl. When asked by the court what she did that makes her guilty, she said, “I poisoned a bottle with a lethal dose of acetaminophen.” She clarified the bottle was for her baby niece.
Authorities alleged then that Rodriguez-Miranda was angry that her brother, his fiance and their daughter had been staying with her and her mother at their Fort Wayne home, and that her mother had agreed to allow them to stay longer.
In January, her mother found text messages on the cellphone she and Rodriguez-Miranda shared in which her daughter told her own boyfriend about her attempts to kill the then-11-week-old girl.
“I’m gonna crush up some of these pills since she decided they can stay longer and kill their baby,” Rodriguez-Miranda allegedly wrote in a Jan. 12 text message. Continue reading