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My Sweet Angel

My Sweet Angel

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

John Glatt

St. Martin's Press

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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.

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Lacey Elizabeth Spears was born on October 16, 1987, at Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, California. She was the youngest of Terry and Tina Spears’s three...

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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

“A gripping, read-it-all-in-one-sitting kind of book. . . . For a wide-angle view of the horrific string of crimes start to finish, Glatt constructs an absorbing winner.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Lost Girls

“Veteran crime scribe Glatt gives us all the atmosphere, characters and facts to make an engrossing thriller.” —New York Post (required reading section) on The Prince of Paradise

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About the author

John Glatt

English-born JOHN GLATT is the author of more than twenty books, and has over thirty years of experience as an investigative journalist in England and America. He is the author of Lost and Found, Secrets in the Cellar, Playing with Fire, and many other bestselling books of true crime. He has appeared on television and radio programs all over the world, including Dateline NBC, Fox News, A Current Affair, BBC World News, and A&E Biography.

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