Blogger Who Poisoned Son For Web Traffic Found Guilty Of Murder
A mommy blogger who poisoned her son for years with high levels of sodium was recently convicted of murder.
A woman who blogged for years about her son’s constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.
A jury in the New York suburbs found Lacey Spears, of Scottsville, Kentucky, guilty of second-degree murder in the death last year of 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears.
The defense portrayed Spears as a caring mother and her son as sickly, but the prosecution argued that Spears reveled in the attention Garnett’s illness brought her.
Video showed Spears twice taking the boy into a hospital bathroom with a connector tube and the boy suffering afterward.
“The motive is bizarre, the motive is scary, but it exists,” Assistant District Attorney Patricia Murphy said in closing arguments Thursday. “She apparently craved the attention of her family, her friends, her co-workers and most particularly the medical profession.”
She suggested that Spears, 27, eventually killed the boy because she feared he would start telling people she was making him ill.
Her actions were “nothing short of torture,” she said.
Several doctors testified that there was no medical explanation for the spike in Garnett’s sodium levels that led to his death.
The evidence included two feeding bags found in Spears’ apartment that were heavily tainted with salt, including one that Spears asked a friend to hide.
One bag had the equivalent of 69 McDonald’s salt packets in it, a forensic toxicologist testified.
SMH…this is so sad.
Hopefully they throw the book at this sick, sick, lady.