My Sweet Angel

My Sweet Angel

The True Story of Lacey Spears, the Seemingly Perfect Mother Who Murdered Her Son in Cold Blood

Book - 2016
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"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 News

Lacey 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.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2016
ISBN: 9781250071132
1250071135
9781250136343
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 Glat
Characteristics: ix, 418 pages, [8 unnumbered pages of plates] : illustrations ; 24 cm

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CRRL_MegRaymond Nov 10, 2017

The perfect mother, caring for a special needs child. A "depraved mind" intent on murder. Lacey Spears was both.

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Katrina1979
Jul 20, 2017

This book was ok the story is terrible all around because of what happened but i didnt feel John Glatt kept me interested from start to finish with this book not his best

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Butterfly121761
May 26, 2017

Well written book describing horrific details of a horrible crime that took the life of a small child. Disturbing though that people had concerns about the child's welfare throughout his short life.

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runningbeat
May 05, 2017

Lacy Spears was charged with murdering her 5 yr old son through salt poisoning in G-tube, was found guilty in April/15 25 yrs to life.
They think she might of had Munchausen Syndrome.
The book was interesting but at times some details, like the court case drug on and I lost interest.

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iluvbooks63
May 05, 2017

I could only make it through one-third of the book, as it just broke my heart and that this happens every day to children. These parents and caregivers need help and so many fall through the cracks, as I found out just in the beginning of the book.

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May 05, 2017

runningbeat thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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