NC Teen Accused of Poisoning Grandmother

Tyt'ana Lisa Nicole JohnsonFAYETVILLE, NC (April, 20, 2014) — A North Carolina teenager was arrested late in April after allegedly trying to poison her grandmother’s collard greens with insecticide and termite killer.

The Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West said that 17-year-old Tyt’ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson of Fayetteville poured the insecticide into the greens while her 51-year-old grandmother was at Easter services.

A local newspaper reported that the teenager was angry because her cellphone had been taken away as punishment for “being on it too much,” reports said.

Her grandmother, Gaylon Moody, and a friend, 56-year-old Clifton Evans, both had some of the tainted food when they returned. Evans had just sat down to watch the NBA playoffs with a second helping of the collards when his fingers and toes began to go numb.

Both were hospitalized and are reportedly still dealing with some of the effects.

Johnson was charged with two counts of attempted murder and is being held in the county jail on a half million dollar bond. Under North Carolina law, anyone 16 years old or older is considered an adult.

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