DA seeking life sentence in mother's salt-poisoning of son

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  1. RenchFries

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    FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, Lacey Spears listens to opening statements in her murder trial in White Plains, N.Y. Spears convicted of killing her 5-year-old son by feeding him salt through a stomach tube, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, April 8, 2015. THE JOURNAL NEWS, JOE LARESE, POOL, FILE AP PHOTO


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    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.
    An unsympathetic district attorney is seeking up to life in prison for a woman convicted of killing her 5-year-old son by poisoning him with salt.

    Lacey Spears, 27, of Scottsville, Kentucky, is due in court Wednesday for sentencing. She was found guilty last month of second-degree murder in the 2014 death of Garnett-Paul Spears at a suburban New York hospital.

    Prosecutors alleged Spears craved the attention her son's illnesses brought her over the years. She logged hundreds of entries on social media.

    Her actions were "nothing short of torture," one prosecutor said. "The motive is bizarre, the motive is scary, but it exists."

    The defense tried to blame the hospital, saying the boy was dehydrated while in its care. One defense lawyer said there was "no direct evidence" of a crime.

    But Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said after the verdict, "This was not a close case. ... There was one conclusion to draw and that was that Lacey Spears murdered her child."

    Spears, an Alabama native, was living with her son in Chestnut Ridge, New York, when he died. She moved to Kentucky afterward and was living there when she was arrested.

    Spears did not testify at her trial. Her lawyers have promised an appeal.


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    Guilty :coffee:
     
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    Excellent murderer. Terrible mom.
     
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    Is this that M√ľnchausen syndrome by proxy?


    ...oh...and

    sodiums
     
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    kinda looks like Natalie Merchant
     
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    @Bro

    see? sodiums DOES kill! :fil:
     
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    yes. i swear this girl that works for me has this. her kid is always sick with some whacky shit. a couple of the girls here came to me about having her investigated.
     
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    Maybe Dr. Phil can help her?
     
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    Why is the woman blowing the ventriloquist's dummy/her son at the end of the comic strip?
     
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    She has piggy nostrils. Guilty.
     
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    Don't try to make sense of these comics. The insanity of them makes them so funny.