JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A woman has been accused of intentionally poisoning a girl in her care by making her take excessive amounts of iron supplements, damaging her liver.
The Florida Times-Union reports (http://bit.ly/1QhomBo ) that arrest records show 38-year-old Shauna Dee Taylor was extradited to Jacksonville Dec. 3 after being arrested in Albany, New York, on a warrant issued in September. She's charged with aggravated child abuse and child neglect.
Duval County's case against Taylor stems from a series of medical procedures in 2013 after which three medical professionals ruled that Taylor intentionally poisoned the girl.
Authorities say the charges seem to constitute a case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, which involve caretakers who purposely harm a child to gain attention or sympathy.
The victim's age and her relation to Taylor haven't been released.