Mother charged with murder for poisoning her 5-year-old boy in order for him to be under constant medical careBy Mason White 12:16 PM June 19, 2014
By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A young mother was arrested on charges of murder after intentionally poisoning her 5-year-old boy in order for him to be under constant medical care, police in New York said.
Westchester County Police said that 26-year-old Lacey Spears, made sure that her boy was constantly sick until he died.
When her boy, Garnett, was only 5 days old, he was rushed to a hospital for an ear infection and blood coming from his nose. He also suffered fever, infections, and always a developmental issues, police said.
When the child was nine months old, he needed a feeding tube. Spears shared her experiences with the sick child on social media.
However, Spears was the real cause of her child’s illnesses. Spears was arrested and charged with the murder of her 5-year-old son on Tuesday, accused of poisoning him with an overdose of sodium.
She is charged with second-degree murder for acting with depraved indifference that led to the death of her son. Spears pleaded not guilty.
The indictment does not mention Munchausen syndrome, but her condition is consistent with the disease. “This mother was giving her son toxic levels of salt,” the District Attorney’s Office said.