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Teen accused of poisoning grandmother’s greens

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 yesterday 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 cell phone 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.

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