NC teen accused of poisoning grandmother’s food on Easter Sunday

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Tyt’ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson, 17, of Fayetteville

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


    • Chucky1992

      Unless she has a criminal history, I doubt it. My guess is at 17, if she has no or little criminal history, they will reduce the charges to some form of assault and she will get probation.

      • Jay Rogers

        Nope… at 17 she will be tried as an adult. No probation, straight-up jail time… meanwhile, she’ll no longer be able to afford a cell phone, as she will never have a job with this on her record… #cantfixstupid

  • Bob Clark

    Yep, Apologized to the friend of grandma, I was only trying to kill my Grandma cause she took my phone away from me. I hope she gets some good prison time but….she’s still a child so will get off.

  • Kerv

    If you take God and any mention of him out of the schools what do you expect to get ? I tell you what you get kids as mean as rattle snakes. They have no fear of authority of God. Billy Graham was quoted as saying “Our society trys it’s best not to offend anyone. Except God.”

    • FaithC

      Ha ha! When will you dinosaurs realize like it or not people don’t fall for that religion krap anymore. You are a dying breed!

  • TNP

    I see a generation of children (middle school) who act like entitled brats. Rules mean nothing to them, and if a teacher takes their phone, they use such foul language and act in a manner that is shameful. Some of the parents act put out when they have to come and pick up the phone.It is apparent where the child learns the behavior. My heart breaks daily at the conversational language and behavior of some of the students. The more I see and hear, as much as I want to be hopeful, makes me fearful of this generation and sad that they will soon be adults who are expected to enter college or the workforce.

  • NobodyAtAll

    Cell phones…Like alcohol, 21 or above except for 911 emergencies…Ban them from all schools…Go to school to learn, not yak and text..

  • Concerned Parent

    No offense, it’s really not about God in the “schools” (and I am God fearing). As parents, we need to teach and hold our children accountable. I work retail, dealing with the public. If my kids were to go to school and disrepect a teacher or disrespect a family member such as aunt, grandparent, etc., it would be very unfortunate for them. Too many times I hear someone speak of a parent coming to the school acting just like the student (dressing like them as well, they must have missed their youth).

    Oh, and the comments were going good, until the senseless “Obama phone” comment. Consider something informative or instructional.

    • Chucky

      Yep… teach the kids how to act and treat people with respect. The problem is there are way too many parents out there trying to be their child’s friend and protector rather than parent.

  • L

    She will get probation after she does about 7 yrs. Cruel Intentions, evil minds, twisted hearts, but God did Rebuke death, otherwise both of them would have been dead, and no apology or im sorry can reverse that…..

  • Dianne Forsberg

    A true show of ungratefulness. It’s a big world out there prison may be good for her help her grow up


  • siriuscat

    Unreal. Over a cellphone she wants to kill. I get angry when elderly are targeted, but im disgusted at how many are targeted by their own grandkids

  • Cindy

    I hope her grandma and friend don’t have any other physical ailments from this girl’s stupid actions! The girl should be put away for a long time regardless of her clean record! Attempted murder is the epitome of evil! She should never be around her grandmother again!

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