Scottsville Residents Know Little About Lacey Spears

By Kristin Martin | 

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- We told you yesterday about the Kentucky woman who has been accused of the depraved murder of her son.

Lacey Spears

Before she was in New York for a court appearance, she was living with her family in Scottsville, but no one there knows much about her.

"It's a close-knit town. It's a friendly city," said Linda Herrington, a Scottsville resident.

Scottsville residents say it's a town where everyone knows your name, but when asked about Lacey Spears this afternoon, it was a different story.

"I've never heard of her, so I don't have anything to say, because I don't know her, I've never heard of her," Herrington said.

WBKO stopped by her family's home on Travis Road where she had been staying.

Neighbors just a couple houses down said they knew nothing of 26-year-old Spears.

WBKO asked her relative about the charges she faces in the depraved murder of her 5-year-old son, Garnett-Paul Spears, who died of dangerously high sodium levels in January.

He had no comment.

Prosecutors said Spears put the sodium in her son's stomach tube while he was in a New York hospital after having seizures.

Spears pleaded not guilty to the charges.

"It's a crazy story, but I can't make a comment, because I don't know her," Herrington said.

While many others said the same, WBKO found a church -- Open Door Outreach -- where people said Spears attended several services for the past couple months.

"Well, I don't know, you can't tell by people, I mean, she acted real nice, at church she does. Of course, I guess anybody would around church, I don't know. She acted real nice, like she ain't done nothing. But I don't know, I don't know," said James Berry, one man who goes to the church.

For years, Spears blogged about her son's health problems -- making her seem like a loving mother.

Now officials say Spears could have Munchausen by proxy -- a mental disorder in which a parent purposely harms a child to gain sympathy.

While the Scottsville community is wondering who exactly Lacey Spears is, she's behind bars in New York.

Lacey's next court appearance is July 2nd, and she could face 25 years to life in prison.

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