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Shock! Woman Accused of Poisoning Son in Hospital - Police Find Salt & Syringes

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EmpowHer has compiled a digest for you on Wednesday's most bizarre story, twenty-one-year-old Amber Brewington has been accused by Pittsburgh police of trying to poison her 4-month-old son while in the hospital.

Find out what she's been charges with, the alleged salt water poison and what was discovered in her backpack.


PITTSBURGH - A Tennessee woman has been charged with attempted homicide for trying to poison her 4-month-old son at a city hospital by injecting a saltwater solution into his feeding tube, police said.

Twenty-one-year-old Amber Brewington, who was taken into custody late Tuesday following the latest alleged poisoning attempt, told investigators she was trying to speed up the boy's death to end his suffering, according to a police affidavit.


Hospital staff reported they saw Amber Brewington, 21, of Duck River, Tenn., tampering with the tube, police said. When police searched the woman's backpack they found a canister of salt, bottles of Pedialyte and a syringe, police said.


Police found a syringe, a can of Pedialyte, and a canister of salt in her backpack. Police told The Pittsburgh Channel that the young mother confessed to doctors that she had poisoned her child.

While at the Nashville hospital, Brewington "gave her infant son four to five full syringes of high volume salt water in attempts to speed up his death," police wrote in an affidavit. "Amber felt that she did not wish to see her son suffer."

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