After making a living telling other parents how to parent, mommy blogger Lacey Spears was sentenced to 20-years to life in prison for murdering her 5-year-old son Garnett. In an interview from prison, Spears admits that transition to life in prison has been “brutal” especially considering that her fellow inmates refuse to let her crime go unpunished.
After one year in prison, the 28-year-old mommy blogger spoke to author John Glatt who is publishing a book about the murder case. And what she has to say is revealing…
Last year Lacey Spears was found guilty of second-degree murder. She killed her son by poisoning him by injecting his hospital feeding tube with a toxic amount of salt.
Many people say Spears suffers from Munchausen by proxy in which parents purposely make their children sick in order to get attention. And since she was making money from her blog, she apparently wanted as much attention as she could get.
In the interview with Glatt, Spears complained about becoming the target for bullying among the inmates in Bedford Hill prison in Westchester County, New York.
“It’s been brutal here. Crimes involving children are considered the worst here,” she said, according to Radar Online. “I hear them talking behind my back, calling me “baby killer,” “child killer,” and “mother of the year”. But I know it’s not who I am.”
“It’s been very hard, adjusting to being here,” Spears continued. “You always have to look behind your back, and I don’t trust anyone. I don’t have any friends, but I have people to talk to.”
Spears’s sister, Rebecca, told Glatt that the inmates who work in the kitchen have started dumping salt packets on top of Spears’ food during meals.
“When she walked through the line and it would be her turn to pick up the tray [someone] would put salt packets over her meal and then hand the tray to her,” Rebecca Spears claimed.
The bullying has progressed to the point that Spears says jail officials offered her protective custody. But she decided against it since that offer would require 23-hours per day in solitary confinement. For a woman desperate for attention, that would be worse than an extra salty meal.