Cashel Phin, photo courtesy The Modesto Bee
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a Modesto teenager tried to kill her infant with rat poison after trying to get others to do it for her.
Cashel Sophia Phin, 18, has been charged with attempted murder, solicitation to commit murder and willful poisoning.
The Modesto Bee reports officers went to Phin's home Wednesday after a Modesto High School classmate reported that Phin spoke of wanting to throw her month-old daughter in a trash can.
Officers found that Phin had placed rat poison in the baby's bottle.
Modesto police Lt. Jolene Gonzalez says officers also were told that Phin swung a purse at the baby and that she tried to persuade others to do the poisoning.
Phin's sister, Jen Chung, told KTXL-TV of Sacramento the baby was not seriously injured and is now in her care.
The Associated Press