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I suffered from PPD. I'm so glad I never wanted to harm my baby!
You are normal though.

She is a sick fuck!

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Re: pic 3, I would like to tear the flesh from her sneaky pathological lying face and force feed it via her ugly piehole.

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Another example of idiots not doing their jobs. She admitted she had thoughts of hurting him and they did nothing to protect the child.

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Another example of idiots not doing their jobs. She admitted she had thoughts of hurting him and they did nothing to protect the child.
They make me sick!

Give the baby/child to someone who cannot have their own and want and would love him!

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Lacey Spears, the mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son with a lethal dose of salt, was convicted of murder Monday.

The White Plains jury deliberated for 2 1/2 days and found Spears, 27, guilty of second-degree depraved murder.

Jurors seemed to struggle with the definition of “depraved indifference,” asking the judge to repeat it three times. After the third request, they came back quickly with their verdict.

Spears showed little emotion when the verdict was read. Her sister and father hugged each other and wept as Spears was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs.
Spears’ lawyers vowed to appeal.
Prosecutors said that Spears fed her son, Garnett, large amounts of salt through a gastrointestinal feeding tube, causing brain swelling, seizures and death.

They believe she administered the salt in his room at Nyack Hospital after he was admitted for seizures. He died on Jan. 23, 2014, after being transferred to Westchester County Medical Center.

The boy had a special feeding tube in his abdomen that was left over from an illness he had in infancy, which provided Spears with the ability to sicken her son at their home in Chestnut Ridge and then fatally poison him during subsequent hospital stays.

Prosecutors said Spears purposely sickened the boy to gain attention on social media and called her “a calculated child killer.”

“Throughout his five years, Garnett Spears was forced to suffer through repeated hospitalizations, unneeded surgical procedures and ultimately poisoning with salt, all at the hands of the one person who should have been his ultimate protector: his mother,” Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said in a news release. “Using the child’s ‘illnesses’ to self aggrandize herself, her actions directly lead to her son’s tortured death.”

Jurors saw a video that showed Spears taking her son into a hospital bathroom with a connector tube and the boy suffering afterward.

A feeding bag found in Spears’ apartment had the equivalent of 69 McDonald’s salt packets in it, a forensic toxicologist testified. The defense implied the bag could have been tampered with.

A friend of Spears told the jurors that after Garnett died, Spears asked her “to go to her house and get a feeding bag in the middle of the room and throw it away and not tell anybody.”
There were no defense witnesses, but Spears’ lawyers extensively cross-examined several prosecution witnesses, attempting to show there could have been other causes for the boy’s death.

Defense lawyer Stephen Riebling argued Garnett was allowed to become dehydrated — then was given a salty IV fluid. He also tried to convince jurors that prosecutors failed to adequately allege a motive and that police botched the investigation.
Riebling also tried to cast doubt on the medical examiner’s finding that high salt was the cause of Garnett’s death.

Experts say the case fit the profile of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, an insanity defense her lawyers did not purse, saying there was enough reasonable doubt for an acquittal. Munchausen by proxy is a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy.

As Spears moved around the country — Alabama, Florida and eventually New York State — she kept friends updated on her son’s frequent hospitalizations with photos and musings on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and a blog.

Spears is scheduled to be sentenced April 8. She faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

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there's no such thing as "post partum depression". there is, however, something known as "bat shit crazy".

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there's no such thing as "post partum depression". there is, however, something known as "bat shit crazy".

Another Tom Cruise

He is the male equivalent of a female bimbo.

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Thanks for the update, kellyhound. I just saw her/it on the news.

"Mom" Convicted of Killing Son, 5, by Poisoning Him With Salt

By JIM FITZGERALD
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March 2, 2015

Summations are scheduled Thursday, February 26, 2015, in the case of Lacey Spears, who is charged with murder and manslaughter in the 2014 death of 5 year old, Garnett Paul Spears.

WHITE PLAINS, NY — A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.

A jury in the New York suburbs found Lacey Spears, of Scottsville, Kentucky, guilty of second degree murder in the death last year of 5 year old, Garnett Paul Spears.

The defense portrayed Spears as a caring mother and her son as sickly, but, the prosecution argued that Spears reveled in the attention Garnett's illness brought her. Video showed Spears twice taking the boy into a hospital bathroom with a connector tube and the boy suffering afterward.

"The motive is bizarre, the motive is scary, but. it exists," Assistant District Attorney, Patricia Murphy, said in closing arguments Thursday. "She apparently craved the attention of her family, her friends, her co-workers and most particularly, the medical profession."

She suggested that Spears, 27, eventually killed the boy because she feared he would start telling people she was making him ill. Her actions were "nothing short of torture," she said.

Several doctors testified that there was no medical explanation for the spike in Garnett's sodium levels that led to his death.

But, defense lawyer, Stephen Riebling, said there was no, "direct evidence," of a crime and drew out from witnesses that Spears seemed devastated by her son's death.

He said the hospital video was edited to eliminate tender scenes between mother and son, including one where Spears puts two pairs of socks on Garnett.

"If she's planning on killing him, why does she care whether his feet are cold?" he asked the jury.

He also said the hospital was negligent and dehydrated the boy — an assertion Murphy called, "just ridiculous."

The evidence included two feeding bags found in Spears' apartment that were heavily tainted with salt, including one that Spears asked a friend to hide. One bag had the equivalent of 69 McDonald's salt packets in it, a forensic toxicologist testified.

Also in evidence, were many of Spears' postings on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, a blog and her online research into the dangers of sodium in children.

Spears, an Alabama native, was living with her son in Chestnut Ridge, New York, when he died. She moved to Kentucky afterward and was living there when she was arrested.

There was no mention at the trial of a disorder known as Munchausen by proxy, in which caretakers secretly harm children to win sympathy. Some experts believe that disorder fits Spears' actions.


©AP Photo/The Journal-News, Joe Larese, File, Pool FILE - Defendant Lacey Spears brushes her hair back during the opening statements portion of her murder trial at the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains, NY, in this February 3, 2015 file photo…

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PPD is very real.

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