Murder Trial Begins for Mother Who Withheld Cancer Treatment for Autistic Son

A Lawrence, Mass., Superior Court jury heard opening statements today in the case against a mother charged with attempted murder in witholding chemotherapy medications from her son, who died of leukemia in 2009. Assistant District Attorney Kate MacDougall alleged that Kristen LaBrie, 37, of Salem, Mass., knew how important it was for her son, Jeremy Fraser, to take the prescribed medications. "Not to have done so would have been like pushing him in front of a car," MacDougall told jurors...Full Story
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