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Mom held in sons' poisoning

on July 02, 2014 10:30 AM

GETTYSBURG (AP) — A Maryland woman faces charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children after police say she poisoned her young sons with Visine.

State police in Gettysburg announced Monday they had arrested Samantha Unger, 23, of Thurmont, after she told them she put eye drops into drinks for her 3-year-old and that her 1-year-old got sick by drinking them accidentally.

A police affidavit says both children became sick this spring, and the older boy required hospitalization.

Doctors at Hershey Medical Center suspected poisoning, and tests found the drug in the 3-year-old’s urine.

Unger’s public defender didn’t return a phone message. A judge set bail at $50,000 about two weeks ago.

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