The jury deliberated for 2 1/2 days and found Spears, 27, guilty of second-degree, depraved indifference murder.
Lawyer In Murder Trial: Medical Treatment, Not Lacey Spears, To Blame For Son’s Elevated Sodium Level
Riebling said the prosecution’s failure to allege a motive “offends our senses.” He also accused police of botching the investigation, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.
Prosecutors say Lacey Spears fed her son, Garnett, large amounts of salt through a gastrointestinal feeding tube, causing brain swelling, seizures and death.
Lacey Spears, 27, stood between her lawyers with her hands cuffed behind her back as Judge Richard Molea set January court dates ahead of a trial on murder and manslaughter charges.
Lacey Spears, 26, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of second-degree depraved murder and first-degree manslaughter.
CBS 2 has confirmed that Garnett Spears died in January of sodium poisoning at Westchester Medical Center and that police consider his mother, Lacey, is a suspect in his death.
The death of a 5-year-old Rockland County boy has been ruled a homicide and his mother is under investigation, sources said.