Lacey Spears Guilty Of Killing 5-Year-Old Son With Salt

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 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 DA Patricia Murphy said in closing arguments. “She apparently craved the attention of her family, her friends, her co-workers, and most particularly the medical profession.” Read more on Newser…