Lacey Spears tweeted updates on her son's worsening condition
A mommy blogger is on trial outside New York City regarding the death of her 5-year-old son, whom she allegedly poisoned with high levels of salt while sharing his worsening medical condition over the Internet.
Lacey Spears, 27, of Scottsville, Ky., has been charged with the depraved murder and manslaughter of Garnett-Paul Spears. She allegedly fed him salt through a hospital tube at the Westchester Medical Center in White Plains, N.Y., precipitating a spike in his sodium levels that led to seizures, brain swelling and eventually death.
“This mother was intentionally feeding her child salt at toxic levels,” said prosecutor Doreen Lloyd, according to the Associated Press.
Spears, originally from Alabama, kept her social-media followers apprised of Garnett-Paul’s worsening medical condition during the last few days of his life, writing “My sweet angel is in the hospital for the 23rd time” and “Please pray he gets to come home soon.”
On her son’s final day, she wrote, “Garnett the great journeyed onward today at 10:20 a.m.”
The trial continues.