Suburban woman charged with allegedly putting nail polish remover in stepdaughter’s bottle


Andrea Vazquez-Hernandez

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CAROL STREAM, Ill. — DuPage County authorities have charged a Carol Stream woman after she allegedly spiked her 17-month-old stepdaughter’s baby bottle with nail polish remover.

According to a statement by the DuPage County State Attorney’s office, Andrea Vazquez-Hernandez, 36, has been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery, and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery.

Her bond was set at $250,000 with 10 percent to apply.

On the evening of May 29 authorities say the Carol Stream Police Department responded to a call at Vazquez-Hernandez’s home regarding a child who may have ingested nail polish remover. According to the statement, the child’s father placed the call.

The child’s father allegedly had tried giving the child a bottle of milk, but she immediately spit it out. He took her to the hospital, where all tests came back normal, according to the statement.

“An investigation into the matter revealed that at some point in time earlier that day, the victim’s stepmother allegedly added approximately one inch of nail polish remover to the baby bottle,” the DuPage County State’s Attorney said in the statement.

“The allegations against this defendant are extremely disturbing,” State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said. “Thankfully, the young victim in this case did not ingest any of the nail polish remover allegedly supplied by her stepmother.”

Vazquez-Hernandez is due in court again on June 27.


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