Last year Lacey Spears was found guilty of second-degree murder. She killed her son by poisoning him by injecting his hospital feeding tube with a toxic amount of salt.
Many people say Spears suffers from Munchausen by proxy in which parents purposely make their children sick in order to get attention. And since she was making money from her blog, she apparently wanted as much attention as she could get.
In the interview with Glatt, Spears complained about becoming the target for bullying among the inmates in Bedford Hill prison in Westchester County, New York.
“It’s been brutal here. Crimes involving children are considered the worst here,” she said, according to Radar Online. “I hear them talking behind my back, calling me “baby killer,” “child killer,” and “mother of the year”. But I know it’s not who I am.”
“It’s been very hard, adjusting to being here,” Spears continued. “You always have to look behind your back, and I don’t trust anyone. I don’t have any friends, but I have people to talk to.”
Spears’s sister, Rebecca, told Glatt that the inmates who work in the kitchen have started dumping salt packets on top of Spears’ food during meals.
“When she walked through the line and it would be her turn to pick up the tray [someone] would put salt packets over her meal and then hand the tray to her,” Rebecca Spears claimed.
The bullying has progressed to the point that Spears says jail officials offered her protective custody. But she decided against it since that offer would require 23-hours per day in solitary confinement. For a woman desperate for attention, that would be worse than an extra salty meal.
Although she was found guilty, Spears keeps claiming to be innocent and blames the hospital workers for her son’s death. While the hospital did everything in their power to try and save the boy’s life, Spears sees them as an easy scapegoat in the case.
“I didn’t hurt him,” she said earlier this year on CBS News’ 48 Hours. “I never poisoned him with salt.”
Prosecutors during Spears’s trial mentioned how Garnett spent his short life in and out of hospitals, undergoing unnecessary surgeries insisted upon by his mother until she killed him in January 2014.
Watch Lacey Spears sentencing in the video clip below.
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