By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — Arrieana Yednock, 21, of Dearborn was sentenced to 12 months probation and 40 hours of community service with a non-profit for an aggravated domestic violence conviction.
Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Morrow handed down the misdemeanor sentence July 10, which was reduced from a felony poisoning charge as part of a plea deal.
The deal was agreed upon by the defense and prosecuting attorneys June 3 when Yednock pleaded guilty to aggravated domestic violence.
Dearborn police responded to a house in the 24000 block of Hickory Feb. 17 on a report of family trouble. It was revealed Yednock became angry with her boyfriend and allegedly put Visine eye drops in his orange juice to make him sick.
Yednock’s boyfriend was unaware of the substance in his drink and gave some to the couple’s children, leading them to complain of upset stomachs. The children were found to be uninjured following an evaluation by Dearborn fire and rescue.
Yednock admitted to spiking the drink, was arrested and charged with poisoning food, then appeared in front of 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers before being released on a $5,000 personal bond.
The case was bound over for further proceedings at Wayne County Circuit Court in April.
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected])