Mom accused of contaminating son's IV with fecal matter misses hearing; arrest warrant issued

A woman accused of deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick by contaminating his IV with fecal matter at a Cincinnati hospital is being sought on an arrest warrant after she missed a court hearing.

A Hamilton County court official says 35-year-old Candida Fluty (kan-DEE'-dah FLOO'-tee), of Kermit, West Virginia, was scheduled for a hearing Thursday in Cincinnati. She is charged with felonious assault and child endangering.

The judge says he will withdraw the warrant if Fluty attends a hearing now set for Friday. A court official says the defense attorney indicated Fluty apparently was attending another court hearing Thursday in West Virginia.

A message left for Fluty's attorney wasn't immediately returned.

Authorities say fecal matter put in the boy's IV caused his fever to spike.