Lacey Spears listens April eight, 2015, on the Westchester County Courthouse as Decide Robert Neary sentences her to twenty years to life within the killing of her son Garnet Spears.
A panel of state appellate judges has denied Lacey Spears’ attraction to overturn her homicide conviction within the salt-poisoning demise of her 5-yr-previous son, Garnett.
The Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Division in Brooklyn delivered the choice at present, concluding that the proof confirmed “past an inexpensive doubt that the defendant acted beneath circumstances evincing a wicked indifference to human life.”
Spears had argued that the proof used towards her was not legally enough to help her conviction.
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The judges agreed with Spears’ claim that an article from Wikipedia was admitted as evidence at trial, but said that “error was harmless.” The panel ruled that Spears’ “remaining contentions are without merit” and “the sentence imposed was not excessive.”
Garnett Spears died on Jan. 23, 2014, at Westchester Medical Center, from hypernatremia, or elevated sodium levels, that led to brain swelling.
Lacey Spears, who had lived with her son in Rockland, was convicted by a jury in 2015 of second-degree murder under the theory that she showed a depraved indifference to human life. She was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.
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