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Mother Accused of Poisoning Son with Salt

A mother could spend the rest of her life in prison after the death of her 5-year-old son.
2:21 | 06/18/14

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Thousands more -- heartbreaking crime to tell you about -- New York mother is accused of murdering her little boy. Prosecutors say she did -- for attention on social media they say she poisoned her son several times each time seeking sympathy on FaceBook. ABC's Molly hunter has the latest. On this very disturbing case. A mommy blogger charged with murder the victim her five year old son the weapon an overdose of salt. Did not it was intentionally feeding her child. Solved -- toxic -- 26 year old Lacey spears blogs constantly posted multiple times today on Twitter MySpace and FaceBook. She wrote about parenting and playtime with her -- Garnett. But also about her son's chronic illness my sweet Angel is in the hospital for the 23 time -- -- back -- -- -- nine. Garnett was only one. And five months ago on January 23 spears posted on FaceBook Garnett the great journey -- today at 1020 and on Tuesday charges of depraved murder and manslaughter were filed against -- -- This defendant research plane executed her crime against her own son. -- -- want to -- and depraved manner authorities suspect she poison the boy three times back in January. During his last hospital stay and she had un monitored access to her son. And his sodium levels spike T suspiciously high levels it's tragic when the caregiver -- any child does anything but protected. At all costs today Lacey is being held without bail she faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison. Authorities suspect -- -- may have been fueled by attention disorder called -- -- -- by proxy. In which a parent actually sickened -- child to garner sympathy. And sympathy did come -- the but that -- has waned since her friends learned of the investigation and -- massive web of life. She told about her son in his house and I've never heard -- when Johnson my props it's fascinating. Do we know if the mother's parenting was ever looked into investigating. It wise apparently several calls for me to child welfare services but the doctor being connected too little too late at this point and Garnett was never taken from her care that we should learn more July 2 when she's back in court. It's fascinating case and this is -- hunter thanks for being here Molly.

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