JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman in northeast Florida has pleaded not guilty to intentionally poisoning a young girl by forcing her to take a dangerous amount of iron supplements.
According to WJAX-TV (http://bit.ly/1QX2b3y ) 38-year-old Shauna Dee Taylor entered her pleas Monday in Duval County court to charges of aggravated child abuse and child neglect.
Taylor was extradited to Jacksonville Dec. 3 after her arrest in Albany, New York.
Charges were brought against Taylor after three medical professionals said she’d intentionally poisoned the girl in 2013.
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Authorities said the charges appear to be a case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, which involve caretakers who purposely harm a child to gain attention or sympathy.
The child suffered liver problems but is now better.