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Mom Who Killed Son With Salt Gets 20 Years to Life

Lacey Spears sentenced in 2014 death of 5-year-old Garnett

(Newser) - Lacey Spears , the mom convicted in March of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt, received 20 years to life in prison at her sentencing today, the Westchester Journal News reports. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Robert Neary said he didn't give her the maximum 25 years... More »

Mom Guilty of Killing 5-Year-Old Son With Salt

Lacey Spears blogged extensively about son's health woes

(Newser) - A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted today of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube. A jury in the New York suburb of White Plains found Lacey Spears, 27, guilty of second-degree murder in... More »

Prosecutors: Mom Tried Blaming Son She Allegedly Poisoned

Lacey Spears suggested Garnett, 5, may have put something in his feeding tube

(Newser) - Lacey Spears, the "doting mom" accused of poisoning in the January death of her son Garnett, suggested the poisoning may actually have been the 5-year-old's fault, prosecutors say. According to documents prosecutors filed in court Friday, Spears told police hours after Garnett's death that the boy "... More »

Boy Allegedly Poisoned by Mom Had Similar Scare as Baby

But years of red flags weren't enough to save Garnett Spears

(Newser) - A 5-year-old boy from New York's Rockland County was allegedly fatally poisoned by his mother earlier this year. The worst part might be that warning signs were present almost from the day Garnett Spears was born, reports the Journal News . The newspaper obtained a fatality report about Garnett that... More »

'Doting' Mom Charged With Killing Son, 5

Lacey Spears may have poisoned him for sympathy: investigators

(Newser) - After a months-long investigation, an Alabama mom has been charged with murder: Prosecutors in Westchester County, NY, say Lacey Spears poisoned her 5-year-old son through a feeding tube, likely in an effort to gain sympathy on social media. She "was intentionally feeding her son salt in toxic levels,"... More »

Did Doting Mom Fatally Poison 5-Year-Old Son?

Lacey Spears investigated in son Garnett's mysterious death

(Newser) - Little Garnett Spears seemed to be constantly in and out of hospitals and doctor's offices, struggling with various health maladies for all of his short life, while his doting single mom Lacey documented it all on Facebook and Twitter and asked for prayers. Garnett didn't survive the last... More »

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