For Immediate Release - July 05, 2009

Kristen Labrie Indicted For Attempted Murder

Kristen LaBrie, 37, of Salem, who allegedly withheld cancer treatment from her young autistic son, was indicted by an Essex County Grand Jury Friday, July 3, on charges of attempted murder, permitting serious bodily injzury to a disabled person, permitting substantial bodily injury to a child, and child endangerment.

The indictments became public upon her arrest by Salem Police at about 6 o'clock this evening at 15 Cleveland Road Ext., Salem. She is being held without bail at the Salem Police Station pending her arraignment tomorrow morning in Salem Superior Court.

The victim, Jeremy Fraser, was 9 years-old when he died in March of this year.

The case will be prosecuted by Essex Assistant District Attorney Kate B. MacDougall. LaBrie is represented by Attorney Kevin James of Danvers.

The maximum sentences for the charges are, 20 years in state prison for attempted murder, 10 years for permitting serious bodily injury to a disabled person, with the final two charges carrying a maximum state prison term of five years each.