FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A North Carolina teenager is accused of poisoning her grandmother’s Easter Sunday collard greens after her cell phone was taken away.
The Fayetteville Observer reported that Tyt’ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson, 17, of Fayetteville, has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder.
The suspect is accused of pouring insecticide and termiticide into a cooking pot of collard greens while her 51-year-old grandmother was at an Easter Sunday church service.
The grandmother and her 56-year-old friend were both hospitalized after eating the greens, according to authorities. Doctors treated the two for a stomach virus.
The victims are said to be recovering. Food poisoning was reportedly suspected after one of the victims collapsed near the hospital door.
The teenager has apologized to her grandmother’s friend, saying she didn’t mean for him to get sick, according to the paper.
The grandmother said she took Johnson’s cell phone away because she had been on it “too much.”
The suspect was placed in the Cumberland County jail under a $500,000 bond and has court planned for Friday.
Read more: The Fayetteville Observer