Mother Guilty of Attempted Murder for Denying Son Cancer Medication

(NECN: Lawrence, Mass.) - A Massachusetts jury has found Kristen LaBrie guilty of attempted murder for denying cancer medication to her son, who later died.

LaBrie has also been convicted of reckless endangerment of a child and assault and battery for failing to provide at-home medications for at least five months after her son was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

The panel had begun deliberating on Monday.

LaBrie said she followed doctors' orders for the first four phases of her son's treatment, but stopped giving him medications in the final phase because the medications were making him so sick that she was afraid the treatments would kill him.

Jeremy Fraser died at age nine in 2009.

LaBrie faces a maximum sentence of 20 years on the attempted murder charge, 10 years on a charge of assault and battery on a disabled person, five years on assault and battery on a child causing substantial injury and 2½ years on reckless endangerment of a child.

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