Media get jurors' names in Mass. mom's trial

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Posted: Apr 12, 2011 3:51 PM
Media get jurors' names in Mass. mom's trial

The Associated Press and other news organizations have argued successfully for the release of jurors names in the case of a Massachusetts woman who was convicted of attempted murder for withholding cancer medication from her autistic son.

Lawrence Superior Court Judge Richard Welch did not immediately release the names Tuesday, in order to give anyone who wanted to fight against it the opportunity for a hearing. He instructed the AP, The Boston Globe and The Salem News to make arguments with attorneys.

During the hearing, Welch agreed there was no compelling reason not to make the list public, and no one argued against the release of the names.

Jurors convicted Kristen LaBrie of Salem of attempted murder and three other charges for failing to give chemotherapy to her son, Jeremy. The boy later died.