- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who allegedly tried to poison her grandmother by spiking her juice with anti-freeze will remain jailed until her trial.

A judge made the decision Wednesday during a detention hearing for Elise Conroy. The 26-year-old Roxbury Township was arrested Saturday on an attempted murder charge.

Morris County prosecutors say Conroy, who lives with her 84-year-old grandmother, bought the anti-freeze in July with the purpose of poisoning the older woman. Prosecutors say Conroy poured it into some juice the next day and gave the juice to her grandmother.

The older woman drank the juice, saying it tasted bad, but was apparently uninjured.

Conroy’s attorney, Sean O’Connor, argued she should be freed pending trial, claiming Conroy only sought to injure her grandmother due to 17 years of alleged mistreatment.

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