In Salem, Massachusetts, Kristen Anne LaBrie, 36, has been charged in a novel case. She is alleged to have withheld cancer medication from Jeremy Fraser, her 8-year-old autistic son, allowing the return of his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
LaBrie faces a charge of reckless child endangerment.
Jeremy is expected now to die before his ninth birthday.
His father, Eric Fraser, now has full custody.
We have seen a recent spate of such criminal cases of child deaths linked to their parents religious beliefs, click here. This does not appear to be such a case. Rather, the prosecutors appear to argue either negligence or intentional disregard in the boy’s treatment. It will be a challenging case for both sides since she clearly did carry out some aspects of his treatment.
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