On April 8, 2015, Lacey Spears, a former resident of Rockland County, was sentenced to 20 years-to-life in prison for poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt. While many of the trial’s onlookers were confident that she was guilty, Spears and her defense pressed that the evidence was not enough to convict Spears. Instead they argued that the hospital caring for Garnett Spears was negligent; an argument repeated by Spears herself on “A Mother Accused,” her first and only interview with 48 Hours.
“You didn’t poison your son with salt?” correspondent Troy Roberts, of 48 Hours, asks Spears.
“No I did not. I never poisoned him with salt,” says Spears.
“Then why is his sodium level so high?” Roberts asks.
“You would have to ask the hospital that,” Spears responds.
Take a peek at the sneak preview of “A Mother Accused”, to air this Saturday, April 9 at 10 pm, here.