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Prosecutors think Lacey Spears poisoned her son so she could blog about it, a claim she has denied

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  play Lacey's Defense attorneys argue that she is innocent ( Joe Larese / AP)

Lacey Spears was convicted by a jury in White Plains, New York, of the murder of her five-year-old son, Garnett.

The 27-year-old woman blogged about her son’s health issues and prosecutors had said she force-fed him sodium through a feeding tube in his stomach.

According to Associated Press, Spears for years chronicled her son’s life and health issues on social media and a blog called Garnett’s Journey and prosecutors said Spears poisoned her son to get sympathy from others.

 “She seemed to relish in the attention and sympathy she got from having a sick little boy,” Assistant District Attorney Doreen Lloyd said.

One of the pieces of evidence reviewed by the jury was a video showing Spears take the boy into a hospital bathroom with the connector tube. He appeared ill afterward.

Garnett was put on a feeding tube when he was 9 months old. He died Wednesday, January 14.

Defense attorneys argued instead that Spears was a caring mother and there were no eyewitnesses to any poisoning.

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