April 26, 2014 9:59:10 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Authorities say a North Carolina teenager tried to kill her grandmother by dumping insecticide and termite killer into a pot of collard greens.
Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West said Friday that 17-year-old Tyt'ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson of Fayetteville was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder. A friend of the grandmother's also ate the greens. Both were treated at a hospital and released.
The Fayetteville Observer quoted the grandmother, 51-year-old Gaylon Moody, as saying the teenager was angry because her cellphone was taken away. The paper reported that Johnson poisoned the greens while her grandmother was attending Easter services.
Johnson is being held in the county jail on $500,000 bail. Jail records didn't indicate whether she had an attorney.
Under North Carolina criminal law, anyone 16 years and older is considered an adult.
1. The Mill: 'It's really coming together' STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Man dies after Saturday shooting in Holly Hills COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Mullen receives pay bump, extension STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Historic Friendship Cemetery is still open for business COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Oktibbeha elections set as last-minute qualifiers enter races STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY