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Hello friends, this is an ongoing story of a deranged 'mommyblogger' who poisoned her son, for years, to get attention.
How did she do it? She fed her son salt, he died from salt poisoning. She did this through a feeding tube in his stomach WHICH 1- he did NOT need and 2- nobody knows WHO installed the tube, because there's no record of a doctor doing it to her son
She's on trial now as we speak, and as new evidence is being brought forward (her blog posts which showcase her son's deteriorating condition, the text messages, the phone calls, the lies, even videos) her chances of walking free are looking slim.
She posted MOST of her stuff and had a HUGE horde of followers on facebook and myspace, both of which I'm finding it difficult to locate
her twitter and blogs (she had many accounts on many sites apparently)http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/2014/03/24/lacey-spears-tells-two-different-tales-garnetts-father/6795121/http://garnettsjourney.blogspot.ch/https://twitter.com/garnettsmommy
facebook 'fan' account, full of bullshit about how she's innocenthttps://www.facebook.com/pray4lacey
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pretty much. The whole thing goes deeper. That kid's real dad is a random guy who was her neighbour for a while. He found her weird, she never spoke to anyone and lived by herself in an appartment. One day she asked him over to help put together an ikea crib or something, and they started flirting.
He ended up fucking her, once she got pregnant she was INSANELY happy, when they started picking baby names though, she really liked 'garnett' and he was like 'nah let's keep looking, I don't like that name'
soon after than incident she told him to get out of her and her kid's life, she dumped him. She henceforth lied to everyone including her kid, telling them that her kid's dad was a cop who died.
Oh, and she's also obsessed with cops supposedly
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the reason why she was putting together a crib, even though she had no baby was because she was taking care of someone elses kid (before and after the birth of garnett), image related, the kid is the bigger one
she captioned image related as 'happy brothers' and would also dress them similarily. Most people in town assumed she was the mother, and she did nothing to dispel those rumours.
The actual mother of the kid she was taking care of (she liked to call him jojo) found the pics she was posting on some local forum/myspace, she captioned those pics of holding jojo, playing with jojo, jojo kissing her pregnant tummy as 'my precious son, I love my son so much etc.)
The real mother was obv. disturbed and stopped allowing lacey to take care of jojo. Soon after she was forbidden to take care of jojo, her son's condition worsened.
Garnett died aged 5 of a swollen brain due to a salt overdose.
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So far, nobody knows how the tube got there, but yeah, it's possible she did it herself. He had it since he was a baby.
Doctors DON'T install the tube unless the child has genuine problems, like a shortened gut or something else preventing them from eating normally.
Her son was often seen eating normally, eating like he was very hungry in fact, according to witnesses who saw them in cafes etc. (it's a small local town)
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she kinda looks like justin bieber actually. cannot unsee>>46678
Thing is, the father never died. That was a lie she made up. The father is well and alive, she actually dumped him and wanted nothing to do with him.
It's probably munchhausen by proxy (making your kid ill to get attention).
The kid she babysat before she had her own kid (jojo) suffered from ear infections all the time when she took care of him, even had small holes in his eardrums, he would leak pus from his ears all the time. As soon as she stopped taking care of him, his ears instantly started healing.
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There's actually quite a few paths the defence can take
1-that it happened due to the hospital. There's CCTV of lacey going into her bathroom with her son, and him coming out immediately ill, twice. They could argue that it was a coincidence and that the hospital accidentally fed him the salt through his tube, eg. that a stupid nurse gave him too much saline solution
2- they could argue that he has a 'syndrome' which causes him to have elevated salt levels. mysterious syndromes are common defences in manhausen cases. "My son wasn't poisoned with arsenic! He has a rare genetic condition that the doctors haven't discovered yet! It's a condition that makes him produce arsenic!"
3-she could blame it on someone else. she lived in a hippy communie with her son for a while, it would be easy to blame it on someone else
4-a lot of the defence will probably hinge on how she was such an AMAZING mother, and granted, she WAS obsessed with children and her son
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One really heavy blow to her defence though, is the fact that minutes after her son was pronounced dead, she called one her friends from the hippie commune where she lived.
She asked that friend to 'dispose of the bag' which she used to feed garnett.
The police ransacked the place, they found the bag, and in it HUGE concentrations of salt.
I think she did it.
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"One friend said: 'Her behavior was just weird in the hospital. It was not the behavior of a grieving mother. She was more concerned about what everyone else was saying, or what investigators were asking people, or what people were saying on Facebook, than putting all that aside and taking care of her child.'"
"As the investigation continued, a neighbor who asked not to be named told The News Journal that as Spears' son lay dying, the mother asked the neighbor to go to her home and dispose of one of the boy's feeding bags - which allegedly contained a large amount of sodium.
The neighbor said that they did initially remove the bag - but then phoned the police and turned it over when they heard about the circumstances surrounding the boy’s death."
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creepy pic of the kid she was babysitting with original creepy caption
can you imagine your babysitter pretending she's the mother of your kid wtf
Damn, I don't know how one can call themselves a mother when they do that type of shit to their own kid. Especially when it results in their death. The whole deal with the feeding tube boggles me. If she did that on her own, what. the. hell.
On the news a few weeks ago there was another woman at a hospital in Cincinnati, OH (who I unfortunately have the privilege of knowing since I used to live where she is from) who had a son that has been sick with Hirschsprung's disease, and she put fecal matter in his IV to make his fever spike and to get him even sicker. She claimed it was saline, but of course they knew better.
Apparently they have been keeping on eye on her for the past year over this stuff because they would always notice when she was around, IV lines were broken, fever would spike, he would get worse, etc. They finally caught her in the act or on camera from what I understand.
Definitely Munchausen by proxy when it comes to that one. She would be on Facebook trying to get people's sympathy always talking about her son being sick, and many have even donated a lot of money to her to help them out with medical bills and shit.
Doing all that to your kid just for attention…fucked up.
That's horrible, daaamn. What a cunt.
There's just something so vile about hurting a child that is in your care and in your mercy. This tiny human relies on you fro shelter, warmth, food and love, but you decide to POISON IT WITH SALT for attention
Prison is too good for these narcissistic callous cuntbags
Well since she did this stuff for her myspace/fb and blogs, I figured it was kinda related.
I hope I didn't upset anyone : / I agree it's really heavy, but it's important to know that this shit happens so you can tell if someone around you is doing it.
I think this woman has munchausen by proxy. Has that been established in this case yet? Attention whores that are so starved they'll do irrational things for strangers' attention and approvals?
I have a trashy 'friend' on my fb from high school who honestly pulls the same shit. She doesn't seem to 'deliberately' hurt herself or her son, but she lets problems fester until they get so bad that they have to seek medical help. She makes any physical injuries look like "accidents." The sympathy-grabbing fb post soon follows with about five pictures, of course. It happens at least 10 times a year, if not more.
She either throws herself down stairs and gets a concussion ("teehee I'm so clumsy!"), or her son develops a mysterious physical abnormality or sickness that he has to go to the ER for ("muh poor babys, here's his picture of his IV, prayers pls!!"). The most recent for her son was an infected lesion behind his ear (how does a parent not notice that?) that got so festered that he had to be put into the hospital.
And for the record, no, she doesn't care about hospital bills because she's welfare/medicaid.
She was always an attention whore but her medical problems and accidents were never as frequent until a few years ago. I suspected she was lying about the illnesses/injuries when she claimed she was "mugged of her engagement ring" one morning when she was jogging a couple years ago. The paper released a police report of the incident and upon further investigation found out she was lying and had to undergo mental surveillance; that's not what her facebook page said though. She insisted it was true and that the paper/police were the liars. She got her friends to attack the writers of the paper article online. Don't ask me what happened to the ring, never heard about it again. She might have legit pitched it in an attempt to make the "mugging" look real.
She's prego again but I think she might have developed gestational diabetes (?) She has constant low blood sugar and various medical conditions from the pregnancy. She's around 20-21 weeks right now but just a couple weeks ago she threw herself down stairs again and made big, elaborate posts on facebook about her CAT scan, concussion, and how she's so glad her baby is okay.
She's fucking crazy, you can tell by looking at her. It's just that there's no way to report her behavior.
Fucked up, but I do think it's relevant to this board.
"For those afflicted by the syndrome, Feldman said, social media offers an almost irresistible avenue for sympathy. He called this additional vein of the illness “Munchausen By Proxy by Internet.”"
omg.>can you imagine your babysitter pretending she's the mother of your kid wtf
I have a friend who is somewhat like this…and I told her it was weird..but she changed the subject…
This shit feels too heavy for lolcow, but I guess there are other heavy threads that I usually just ignore >>137824
Feeding kids bleach is really common. It's horrible, but if you look up "miracle mineral solution" you'll see that weird cults in America have even been trying to internally bleach autism out of their kids.
Forensic Files on Netflix also has a probable Munchausens mommy murderer episode but it's so grim, I wouldn't advise it
She killed him btw.
no, of course not!
just "lmao" why even.
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I know this post is 6 months old by now but damn! I've been reading up on this case for the past 2 hours or so. This is really a whole new level of crazy! Everything about this case is beyond fucked. There's a ton of really bizarre movies but I've never heard of anything like this. Truth really is stranger than fiction.
I wasn't aware of the name change. But here are some stuff:
(Some of the Sword and scale episodes have the 911 records which can kinda be hard to listen to. I can't remember if the earlier episodes had much of it though, just a warning)http://swordandscale.com/sword-and-scale-episode-11
Morgan and Toni Ingram. I don't believe Toni killed her daughter but the way she's taken her daughters death is pretty much heartbreaking. (I would not recommend part 2 (Ep 12). A good chunk of it is just some guy being stalked on the internet and it doesn't seem like it relates to the Ingram case since he has a /suspicion/ of it being from Ingrams mother but no viable proof).http://swordandscale.com/sword-and-scale-episode-49/
"Dee Dee” Blancharde and her daughter Gypsy. Gypsy killed her mother after years of being forced to pretend to be constantly ill. They gained a lot of money and even possibly pretended to be Hurricane Katrina survivors. (Not sure if they WERE or not)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvY7uAycCIA
[DL] (this may be cheesy but point is the info's there. There's two other women killers in this ep) Marybeth Tinning. Got away with killing 9 babies over 14 years until someone realized this wasn't correct.
I don't have a complete list since Münchhausen usually pops up randomly and not often enough. But those are the ones that come to mind.
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Time to fire up Ole Sparky
Legally (and morally imo) mental illness is only an excuse if it's so bad you can't tell what you're doing is wrong. A good rule of thumb is would the person do what they're doing in public in front of a crowd? If they'd hide it, they probably know they're doing something wrong.
Like I remember watching a documentary about an insane asylum and there was this guy who jumped in his car one day and caused 27 car accidents in a row racing at 100mph through his city. When the cops arrested him they asked him if he was the one driving his car, and he said yes but he had to escape the muslims who thought he was the reincarnation of Muhammad and were coming to kidnap him which is what Benjamin Netanyahu warmed him of via telepathy. He legitimately thought he didn't do anything wrong and didn't try to hide his actions, to him he was just doing what he had to do to avoid abduction, because he was completely delusional and out of touch with reality. They gave him mental help, got him on medication that stopped his delusions and let him go since he's not dangerous if he's on his pills.
Now this bitch knew exactly what she was doing by putting salt directly into her son's stomach, it would make him sick, which is why she was doing it, lied to people for years about why he was sick and she even tried to hide the evidence of the equipment she used since she knew she was doing something very wrong.
nvm found ithttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3qd85d
it's dailymotion so expect the link to die but it's Web of Lies season 3 episode 3. haven't seen it yet but I hope it's good.