Testifying for the attempted murder of her 9-year-old son for withholding cancer medications, Kristen LaBrie told the Essex Superior Court "I was really scared he had had it. I was scared he couldn't go through any more chemotherapy. I felt it could out-villain-ize the disease."
The 39-year-old Massachusetts mother of an autistic son who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma—a tumor in the chest—denied Jeremy Fraser the medications for five months that could have increased the chances of his survival.
Aside from attempted murder she is facing several charges such as assault and battery and child endangerment.
LaBrie told the court that she followed doctors' orders in the first four phases of treatment but stopped in the final phase because she thought her son was getting sick from it and that he would die.
Jeremy's tumor progressed to leukemia in February 2008 and passed away in March 2009.
Her estranged husband, Eric, later died in a car accident.
The jury is expected to deliberate on Monday.
If convicted, LaBrie could face ten years in prison if convicted for the attempted murder charges.
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