A woman convicted of killing her 5-year-old son by poisoning him with a lethal dose of salt was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison Wednesday morning.
The jury deliberated for 2 1/2 days and found Spears, 27, guilty of second-degree, depraved indifference murder.
Jurors considering murder and manslaughter charges against a woman accused of poisoning her son with salt have completed their first full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.
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, of Scottsville, Kentucky, is charged with depraved murder and manslaughter in the death last year of Garnett-Paul Spears.
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.