Man Accused of Trying to Poison His Children

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities say a 25-year-old southwest Michigan man who used sippy cups to deliver poisonous cocktails to his two children has been charged.

Jose Enrique Oliva-Rosa of Wyoming was arraigned Thursday on two counts each of attempted murder, poisoning and second-degree child abuse.

Police say Oliva-Rosa forced his 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son to drink a concoction that included cold medicine, brake fluid, ibuprofen and rust treatment fluid. Oliva-Rosa also consumed a similar drink.

The Grand Rapids Press says officers discovered all three in Oliva-Rosa's home on Tuesday after being alerted by a 911 call. They were taken to the hospital, and the children were later released to their biological mother, who was not living with Oliva-Rosa.

A June 9 hearing is scheduled.

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  • by Jason Location: Jackson on May 31, 2010 at 09:22 PM
    Why not just feed him a coffee mug filled with battery acid then.
  • by Anonymous on May 29, 2010 at 03:06 PM
    To bad the same thing can't be done to him.This is so inhumane and punishment should be worse than what he did.The most he will get is a prison term,which is not good enough.Society should not let people like this go on living.Just a waste of space in a cell,at tax payers expense.
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