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Did a N.Y. Mother Poison Her Son With Salt?

Did A N.Y. Mother Poison Her Son With Salt?

Five-year-old Garnett Spears died at the end of January after being taken off life support - and authorities are reportedly investigating his mother after the boy reportedly was found with high levels of salt in his body.

Twenty-six-year-old Lacey Spears fed her son through a feeding tube connected to his abdomen and a huge red flag for investigators is the high concentration of sodium found in a bag she used to feed Garnett. Spears denies any wrong doing.

The Journal News dug extensively into the story and reports while Garnett lay in the hospital dying, Spears called a neighbor, who requested anonymity, to go inside her home and dispose of one of the feeding bags. The neighbor retrieved the bag, but called the police.

Lab results revealed a dangerously high amount of sodium content inside the bag. Authorities are now trying to prove whether Spears suffers from Munchausen by proxy -when parents harm their children in search of attention or sympathy for themselves.

Throughout Garnett's life he struggled with medical issues and Spears kept friends and family up-to-date via social media. She would often write about her love for Garnett on Twitter.

And she started a blog, Garnett's Journey, writing "Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it."

Spears, who is staying with family in Kentucky, has hired a defense attorney who says she is devastated by the loss of her son.

Rebecca Spears, Lacey's sister told People, "Lacey did nothing to harm him. She loved him and did everything she could to care for him and protect him."

As of Monday, no charges had been filed against Spears.

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lsteenljs March 24 2014 at 3:16 PM

so, it says that he had multiple illness for all of his young life. wouldn't that also be a clue?
she just didn't expect him to die. when she asked her neighbor to get rid of one bag, she should have known something was going to happen that was not going to be good for her. its too bad that women that do this to children who can't protect themselves should have it happen to them.
an eye for an eye.

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SPARKS INC OHIO March 24 2014 at 6:09 PM

Just when we think we have seen crazy and crazier, there is always the one that comes along even crazier. what a Bit$$*&

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Happypoolprune SPARKS INC OHIO March 24 2014 at 6:42 PM

Why not hold judgement till we find out all the facts - she hasn't even been charged yet - maybe someone else put salt in the bag after - you don't know yet.

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gotjar89 Happypoolprune March 24 2014 at 7:19 PM

Why don't you jump off her d**k? She obviously killed him.

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projcontrols March 24 2014 at 6:25 PM

Grand Jury time.

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zina March 24 2014 at 6:35 PM

Glad the neighbor was smarter than her and turned the bag over to the police. If she is not guilty of wrong doing, why would she ask a neighbor to dispose of the feeding bag.

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Hello Dear!! March 24 2014 at 7:00 PM

Gotta agree she is has devious behavior in asking a neighbor to remove the evidence. Law enforcement will get to the bottom of it. Munchausens is such a curious mental illness. God bless her son who paid the ultimate price. He is resting in the arms of God safe at last from Mommie Dearest.

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Nancy March 24 2014 at 7:19 PM

If it smells like crap, looks like crap, sounds like crap...then I guess it's not a rose. This woman needs some serious help before she harms someone else. Just my opinion.

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therainbowco Nancy March 24 2014 at 8:35 PM

Your opinion , smells, looks and sounds pretty good.

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Jolep112 March 24 2014 at 7:20 PM

Look for the Father. doesn't say anything about him.

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therainbowco Jolep112 March 24 2014 at 8:33 PM

Maybe he was just a sperm donor.

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druryjddrury3 March 24 2014 at 7:35 PM

Was He under a Doctors Care? If so, it could have been detected sooner to see Him having so much salt? I have a feeling She knew more than we will ever know.Sorry for the poor little kid.

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felinfine March 24 2014 at 7:46 PM

108,000 deaths from adverse drug reactions (mostly are not medical errors) after administration of FDA-approved drugs in USA 1996 (American Medical Association)

Death Rate Extrapolation

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Medication errors: 7,000 per year, 583 per month, 134 per week, 19 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: estimated 7,000 deaths (Institute of Medicine report).
"And they are truing to Highlight ONE Murder

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therainbowco felinfine March 24 2014 at 8:25 PM

Bored with the topic, at hand?

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SumBreezeHuh March 24 2014 at 6:02 PM

Calling a neighbor to dispose of the child's feeding bag will be the thing that convicts her. Good.

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Happypoolprune SumBreezeHuh March 24 2014 at 6:38 PM

How do we know the neighbor didn't put the salt there because she was suspicious? We don't so before saying "good" - why not wait for all the facts - Just a thought since our constitution says "innocent" until proven guilty.

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gotjar89 Happypoolprune March 24 2014 at 7:20 PM

"Hey look at me, white knighting a child killer" said Happypoolprune.

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frozenbull Happypoolprune March 24 2014 at 7:22 PM

Nope hang her !

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