Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lacey Spears: New York; Physician testifies that she "just had a smile on her face" when a doctor told her that the boy's bloodwork showed elevated levels of sodium. People Magazine.

STORY: "Mom accused in salt poisoning 'had a smile on her face' while son was dying, says doctor,"  reported by Tara Fowler, published by the Journal News/AP on February 18, 2015.

GIST:  "The trial of Lacey Spears, the mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son, Garnett, with salt, closed out its eighth day with some disturbing revelations. Dr. Sarika Sunku, a pediatrician who treated Garnett Spears, testified on Tuesday that the mom  when a doctor told her that the boy's bloodwork showed elevated levels of sodium, the Journal News reports. Spears, who is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter, documented her son's failing health at length on Facebook and Twitter. He died on Jan. 23, 2014. Prosecutors say the 26-year-old mom "researched, planned and executed the intentional poisoning of her son.".........Danielle Grossenbacher, a friend of Spears, testified Tuesday that the mother seemed "withdrawn" during her son's final days. "When I walked into the room Garnett was on the bed with hospital staff around him," Grossenbacher said. "His body was flailing all over the bed and he was unresponsive." She added: "I did not see her cry." However, she did say that Spears cried once doctors told her that her son would not survive."
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