Garnett Spears Pictured with His Mother/Murderer Lacey Spears
Garnett Spears was born with a rare genetic illness leaving him deathly allergic to salt. His mother, Lacey Spears, also suffered from a disorder known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy in which a child’s caretaker (usually the mother) will induce or exaggerate their child’s illness to gain attention and sympathy for themselves. Lacey had been poisoning Garnett with salt until he eventually began having seizures. After awakening from his last seizure (pictured above) his mother poisoned him with one final dose of table salt via his feeding tube. Lacey Spears was sentenced to life in prison for her son’s murder.