Mother accused of poisoning son, staging fake accident scene to serve long prison sentence

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WDCW) -- A Montgomery County woman was incarcerated to life in prison for the killing of her 5-year-old son, Daniel Dana, in district court Monday.

A spokesman for the State Attorney's Office said Narges Shafeirad will likely spend 50 years in prison for poisoning Dana then staging a fiery car crash in an attempt to cover up the crime.

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Dana died in June 2015. Even though his body was found in a burning car following an accident on Sam Eig Highway an autopsy determined he had never breathed in any smoke and had died before the crash and fire.

John McCarthy, State's Attorney in Montgomery County, called the plan evil and sinister in remarks following Monday's sentencing.

Dana's parents were one day away from finalizing a nasty divorce when the crime occurred. McCarthy said only Shafeirad will truly know why she decided to force feed allergy medication to her son but he believes the divorce may have played a key role.

Though there were allegations of domestic abuse brought up during the divorce proceedings McCarthy said no criminal charges were ever brought to police or his office by either of Dana's parents.

Dana was well loved by teachers and his family. His interests included playing basketball, playing guitar and attending Sunday school.

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