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.
A Westchester mother accused of fatally poisoning her 5-year-old son faced a judge Wednesday.
Experts said the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy.
A lawyer asked the public Wednesday not to rush to judgment in the case of a young mother accused of killing her 5-year-old son by poisoning him with salt, but he offered no details in her defense.
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.