Girlfriend Kills Boyfriend’s Toddler, Fed Her Button Batteries, Screws and Water Beads

New Castle, Pennsylvania – A Pennsylvania woman has been arrested this week and charged with the alleged homicide of her boyfriend’s 18-month-old daughter, Iris Rita Alfera. The woman, Aleisia Owens, is accused of fatally poisoning the child by feeding her batteries, screws, and nail polish remover. The arrest came after an autopsy revealed fatal levels of acetone, a substance found in nail polish remover, in the toddler’s blood. Owens had reportedly researched the harmful effects …

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