WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Lacey Spears, the mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son with a lethal dose of salt, was convicted of murder Monday.
As CBS2’s Lou Young reported, a White Plains jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict, and with that, Spears, 27, went from defendant to convicted killer. She looked away from the jury dejectedly as her sister, Rebecca, and father, Terry Hogan, comforted each other in the court gallery.
Spears was then led out of the courtroom in handcuffs.
The jury deliberated for more than two days before finding Spears guilty of second-degree depraved murder, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.
Jurors seemed to struggle with the definition of “depraved indifference,” asking the judge to repeat it three times. After the third request, they came back quickly with their verdict.