AZUSA (CBS) — An Azusa man is behind bars, accused of trying to kill his wife by poisoning her Rice Krispies cereal.

Woman Reportedly In Good Condition Following Alleged Poisoning, KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Reports

Around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the suspect’s 51-year-old wife became extremely ill after ingesting a chemical that was put in her cereal.

The victim’s 17-year-old daughter Fernanda dialed 911 after smelling a chemical in her mom’s cereal dish.

“She goes ‘something’s in it, something’s in it,’” says Fernanda. “So I went and picked it up and when I saw what was in the cup, I could smell it and I was like ‘oh my gosh, this is a chemical.’”

The all-purpose cleaner Goof Off was found in the victim’s cereal in a quantity that could have killed her. Fernanda says she never suspected her father was the one who put the chemical in the cereal.

Fernanda’s dad, 43-year-old Fernando Porras, was home when his wife ate the cereal, and accompanied her to the hospital.

Sergeant Dewayne Eldridge of the Azusa Police Department says Porras first drew attention to himself when he left the hospital upon police officers’ arrival.

Porras was tracked down and arrested at a nearby 7-11 store.

“It is an unusual case,” says Eldridge. “We normally don’t get cases such as this.”

Fernanda says her father battled a drug addiction. “It’s my dad,” she says. “It’s hard not think about, you know, why would he do it?”

Fernanda says she hopes her father gets the help he needs.

“You see it on the TV,” Fernanda says. “But you never realize it might happen in your own house.”

The victim was released from the hospital Friday morning in good condition.

Porras was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Comments (14)
  1. noneyobiz says:

    Typical pics causing trouble in an alien land

  2. DC says:

    Wow… just unbelievable and Coward!

  3. Larry Lujan says:

    Thats not right! It wouldn”t be fair if someone you loved spicked your menudo.

  4. Timothy McGarry says:

    Next on the Beverly Hillbillies- Jethro puts LSD in Granny’s corn flakes

  5. Michael J. McDermott says:

    Oooooll, me get you rice krispies… oooooll… you don’t know me…

  6. Izabela Karmen says:


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  8. tedd says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close bad cases.
    A corrupt DEA poisoned my dog to death because I called the San Francisco Attorney General’s office to complain that the FBI and DEA where fabricating evidence and stealing from me.

    Corrupt FBI and DEA place small amounts of arsenic in suspects food.

  9. patty says:

    two sides of the story,,and they should be interviewing the real family of Fernando, not just hear what the so called daughter has to say, she never acknolwdged my uncle as father,and now all of a sudden you want him to get help for his drug… really,, and your broadcasting all ove the news about his family, and on facebook, took,wow…

  10. Mark says:

    Sounds like a cereal killer to me.

  11. Denny says:

    Some good info. Keep up the great work !

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