Mommy blogger Lacey Spears has been found guilty of second degree murder after allegedly killing her five-year-old son, Garnett, by poisoning him.
Prosecutors accused the 27-year-old mom of putting salt in her son’s feeding tube while he was in the hospital. They also argued she inflicted the high sodium levels upon her child in an effort to bring more attention to herself.
Five-year-old Garnett, the young victim at the center of this tragedy. (Photo Credit: Garnett’s Journey)
A defense attorney for Spears maintains that “it is still a mystery” how the salt — equivalent to 69 packets of salt from McDonalds — entered the young man’s system.
Prosecutors now believe that all of Garnett’s health issues — which ranged from the mundane like fevers, to the extreme such as seizures, all of which were documented on Spears’ blog — may have been entirely fabricated, as a desperate cry for help by the young mom.
(Photo Credit: Garnett’s Journey)
‘The Journal News’ reports second-degree murder was the most serious charge presented to the jury, noting prosecutors intend to seek the maximum sentence of 25 years behind bars.