CRIME

West Virginia mom accused of contaminating son's IV in Ohio rejects plea deal, to go to trial

A West Virginia woman accused of deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick by contaminating his IV with fecal matter at a Cincinnati hospital has rejected a proposed plea agreement and wants to go to trial.

A court official says 35-year-old Candida Fluty (kan-DEE'-dah FLOO'-tee) turned down the proposal at a hearing Wednesday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court in Ohio. No trial date has been set.

Fluty's attorney didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.

Fluty is charged with felonious assault and child endangering. Authorities say fecal matter put in the boy's IV caused his fever to spike.

Prosecutors say the boy has a condition affecting the bowels and requiring numerous surgeries. He was hospitalized in January when authorities say fecal matter was put in the IV.