My Sweet Angel: The True Story of Lacey Spears, the Seemingly Perfect Mother Who Murdered Her Son in Cold Blood
"Chilling." ―People magazine“My Sweet Angel is the product of author John Glatt’s 18 months researching Spears' life story in almost forensic detail. . . . Glatt lays out the chilling picture of a troubled mother driven to kill her child.” ―NY Daily NewsLacey Spears made international headlines... show more
"Chilling." ―People magazine“My Sweet Angel is the product of author John Glatt’s 18 months researching Spears' life story in almost forensic detail. . . . Glatt lays out the chilling picture of a troubled mother driven to kill her child.” ―NY Daily NewsLacey Spears made international headlines in January 2015 when she was charged with the “depraved mind” murder of her five-year-old son Garnett. Prosecutors alleged that the 27-year old mother had poisoned him with high concentrations of salt through his stomach tube.To the outside world Lacey had seemed like the perfect mother, regularly posting dramatic updates on her son’s harrowing medical problems. But in reality, Lacey was a text book case of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. From the time he was an infant, she deliberately made Garnett sick to elicit sympathy from medical professionals, as well as her hundreds of followers on Facebook and other social media. When a Westchester County jury found her guilty of killing Garnett in April 2015, she was sentenced to twenty years to life in prison.Using Lacey’s own never-before-seen Facebook, Twitter, and blog posts, an exclusive prison interview with Lacey herself, as well as interviews with her family and the three police investigators who broke the case, My Sweet Angel gives the definitive account of this extraordinary case that shocked the world.The Lacey Spears story will be the subject of an hour-long special on Discovery ID, featuring author John Glatt, and CBS 48-Hours is working on a primetime special on the case.
Publish date: 2016-10-18
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Finished it and just in time 'cause it was due back yesterday. Also, forgive the eating metaphors. Not doing it because of the subject matter but just how I describe reading. My Sweet Angel is the true crime account of Lacey Spears, one of those Mommy Bloggers that goes on and on about their kid....