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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 »

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 »

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