Her clickbait was discussions of her son, Garnett, and his myriad illnesses. Many of them required that the supposed Good Mother rush him to the hospital.
Those illnesses were caused, concluded the jury in a trial in Westchester County, New York, by her poisoning him with sodium. They convicted her yesterday of second-dgree murder. Sentencing will be April.
The puzzle then was why she murdered him. That meant she would lose her blog audience. They would rush in and offer sympathy upon the death. But then they would likely drift away. After all, the story was over. A shrewder strategy would have been to maintain the "salting" at carefully measured non-fatal doses.
In closing arguments at that trial, reports the AP, Assistant District Attorney Patricia Murphy speculated that Spears feared Garnett would tell someone what was going on. He was five years. So, he could have confided to a hospital caretaker or a neighbor that Mommy was making him sick.
Inmates who kill children don't fare well in prison. Spears should be very fearful about how she will manage to keep herself alive.