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Boy Dies after Mom Denied Cancer Meds - Should the mom be chanrged?

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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Boy Dies after Mom Denied Cancer Meds

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Boston Herald: A 9-year-old boy whose mother is accused of withholding his cancer medication has died, and prosecutors say they have not ruled out bringing new charges against her.

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Jeremy Fraser, who had autism and who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2006, died in hospice care Monday.

Prosecutors in July said his mother, Kristen Anne LaBrie, canceled at least a dozen appointments for chemotherapy treatment and did not fill at least half the prescriptions her son had been given. She has pleaded not guilty to reckless child endangerment.

"We are saddened by Jeremy's death," said Steve O'Connell, a spokesman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. "As for enhanced charges, we will reserve any judgment regarding that until we have complete information."

LaBrie did not appear at a previously scheduled pretrial hearing in the endangerment case today. Her attorney, Kevin James, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

James said previously that LaBrie had taken her son more than 100 times to Massachusetts General Hospital and had been "extensively involved in this child's care."

Eric Fraser, who is the boy's father and who is estranged from LaBrie, told reporters Tuesday after the hearing in Salem District Court that he was relieved his son's suffering was over, but he said he wants justice.

"He doesn't deserve any of this. None of it. He is an innocent boy that relies on his mother and that just didn't happen," he said.

The boy's cancer was in remission last fall, but returned within months.

LaBrie is due back in court on April 16, when a trial date will be set.
 
 

 


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by on Apr. 1, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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forsythia_18
by on Apr. 1, 2009 at 9:56 PM

This sounds like neglect to me.  She's a terrible mother.

cdgoldilocks
by Bronze Member on Apr. 1, 2009 at 10:00 PM

I don't have enough information to really make a judgment call on this one.  He was in hospice care, that means he is terminal. I just think a lot of details have been left out. As for the bio dad, if he felt he kid didn't get the care he needed, he should have taken her to court.

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Junebug926
by Bronze Member on Apr. 1, 2009 at 10:16 PM

I agree with this.

Quoting cdgoldilocks:

I don't have enough information to really make a judgment call on this one.  He was in hospice care, that means he is terminal. I just think a lot of details have been left out. As for the bio dad, if he felt he kid didn't get the care he needed, he should have taken her to court.


mommy2isabella
by on Apr. 1, 2009 at 10:54 PM


Quoting cdgoldilocks:

I don't have enough information to really make a judgment call on this one.  He was in hospice care, that means he is terminal. I just think a lot of details have been left out. As for the bio dad, if he felt he kid didn't get the care he needed, he should have taken her to court.

I agree as well


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luckcharm
by Bronze Member on Apr. 1, 2009 at 10:56 PM

I can't really say with the information that is posted as to whether it is neglect or not.

I agree with the previous poster,  if the father thought there was a problem,  why didn't he step in? 

                   

ddbz
by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2009 at 11:36 PM


Quoting cdgoldilocks:

I don't have enough information to really make a judgment call on this one.  He was in hospice care, that means he is terminal. I just think a lot of details have been left out. As for the bio dad, if he felt he kid didn't get the care he needed, he should have taken her to court.

So, just where in the hell WAS the father?

KittyD
by on Apr. 1, 2009 at 11:38 PM


Quoting forsythia_18:

This sounds like neglect to me.  She's a terrible mother.


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BooBooCat
by on Apr. 1, 2009 at 11:42 PM

There is just not enough info to decide.  It could be that she did not want him to go through chemo again.  Maybe it was really hard on him.  I can only imagine.  Chemotherapy is very hard.  If she was told that he was terminal even with chemo, then why put him through that?  

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Katie911
by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 12:26 AM

My son is autistic........I would do  anything to save him.......Withholding potentially life saving medication is wrong.........She might as well have killed him herself........She should be charged with neglectant homicide.

 



 
honeysuckle171
by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 2:37 AM
Her ass should be thrown under the jail with nothing to drink, lay on, eat or she shouldn't get any thing else they should let her SUFFER just like she made her son suffer
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