Jury to Decide Fate of Massachusetts Mom Who Withheld Son's Meds

LAWRENCE, Mass. -- A jury has resumed deliberations in the case of a Massachusetts woman accused of attempted murder for withholding cancer medications from her autistic son.

Kristen LaBrie is also accused of reckless endangerment of a child and assault and battery for failing to provide at-home medications for at least five months after her son, Jeremy Fraser, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He died at age 9 in 2009.

A jury resumed deliberations in Lawrence Superior Court Tuesday after getting the case Monday.

LaBrie said she followed doctors' orders for the first four phases of her son's treatment, but stopped giving him medications in the final phase because the medications were making him so sick that she was afraid the treatments would kill him.