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No verdict yet for mom charged in son's salt-poisoning death

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Jurors considering murder and manslaughter charges against a blogger accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son with salt have completed their first full day of deliberations without a verdict.

They will reconvene Monday.

Prosecutors say 27-year-old Lacey Spears force-fed sodium to her son, Garnett-Paul, though a feeding tube in his stomach. Jurors took a second look Friday at a video showing the Scottsville, Kentucky, woman taking Garnett into a hospital bathroom with a connector tube. The boy appeared to suffer afterward.

The jury also asked for the definition of "depraved indifference," a key element of the murder charge.

Prosecutors say Spears craved sympathy from others. She blogged for years about Garnett's constant health woes.

The defense portrayed Spears as a doting mother and said no one saw her do anything wrong.

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