Woman charged with attempted murder of child in Rochester
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According to the Monroe County District Attorney's Office, 54-year-old Stephany Ruckdeschel was arraigned Friday morning after a Monroe County Grand Jury indictment was unsealed.

via WHAM

Rochester, N.Y. -- (WHAM) -- A grand jury indicted a Rochester woman Friday on attempted murder and assault charges involving a child last month.

According to the Monroe County District Attorney's Office, 54-year-old Stephany Ruckdeschel was arraigned Friday morning after a Monroe County Grand Jury indictment was unsealed.

Ruckdeschel is charged with attempted murder 2nd, assault 2nd, and criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Police say Ruckdeschel tried to kill a child under the age of 17 at a home on Wetmore Park on October 12.

A grand jury indictment obtained by 13WHAM News states Ruckdeschel tried to kill the child.

The unsealed indictment accused Ruckdeschel of giving the girl a drug without her consent to intentionally cause a "stupor, unconsciousness or other physical impairment or injury." Ruckdeschel is accused of selling Zolpidem illegally.

Zolpidem is a drug traditionally used to treat insomnia.

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