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Mother Could Face Charges in Death of 5-Year-Old

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A New York mother known for blogging about her five-year-old son could face charges after authorities have deemed his death was caused by a lethal dose of sodium which was injected into his feeding tube. 


Garnett Spears' death has been ruled a homicide by the Westchester County medical examiner and Fox News reports a source as saying it was evident somebody "poisoned him."


Garnett had a history of being hospitalized and having dietary problems. His mother Lacey posted his ordeals in a blog called "Garnett's Journey," which tracked his obstacles. 


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However, investigators are looking into the possibility Lacey poisoned he son to gain the attention and sympathy of others. The source who spoke with Fox News says that shortly after Garnett was hospitalized for the last time, the mom allegedly called a neighbor asking to "destroy evidence of feeding tubes within the home." The neighbor never did remove the tubes and police seized them. 


Lacey now lives in Kentucky and reportedly would not be surprised if she is ultimately charged with murder, although her lawyer denies any wrongdoing. Lacey continues to post on her Facebook page, recently stating "I want to carry on his legacy & the only way I can right now is to write about him & share his pictures."


Questions also remain as to whether or not her son ever needed feeding tubes in the first place, though medical personnel can't comment, citing medical privacy laws. 
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