A Texas mom who admitted to spiking her baby’s milk with hydrocodone to kill the infant and poison her other child will not serve any time in prison.
Sapphire Elizabeth Araujo, a 37-year-old from El Paso, was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to complete 80 hours of community service Tuesday, news station KFOX reported.
Araujo admitted to crushing up hydrocodone pills and mixing it into her then-five-month-old’s milk and feeding it to the baby, the outlet reported.
The mother sat through one day of testimony in the trial before accepting a plea deal from the district attorney that spared her any additional time behind bars.
She pleaded guilty to charges of reckless injury to a child and criminal neglect.
Her pregnancy counselor testified that “she had reached a place of hopelessness” at the time of the drugging and that she was struggling with mental health issues, KTSM reported.
She also intended to poison her then 2-year-old before killing herself and the baby because she was feeling overwhelmed, according to KTSM.
The infant who was drugged was hospitalized at the time of the incident, but has since fully recovered, according to local reports.
Neither Araujo or her attorney responded to The Post’s requests for comment.