Lawyer In Murder Trial: Medical Treatment, Not Lacey Spears, To Blame For Son’s Elevated Sodium Level

CBS New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An attorney for a woman accused of killing her son with salt says the boy’s high sodium level was caused by his medical treatment.

Defense lawyer Stephen Riebling said in his summation Thursday that 5-year-old Garnett Spears was allowed to become dehydrated — then was given a salty IV fluid.

Lacey Spears, 27, of Scottsville, Kentucky, is being tried in New York on murder and manslaughter charges. She and Garnett lived in Chestnut Ridge at the time of Garnett’s death.

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Riebling said the prosecution’s failure to allege a motive “offends our senses.” He also accused police of botching the investigation, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.

Riebling also tried to cast doubt on the medical examiner’s finding that high salt was the cause of 2014…

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