For Immediate Release - July 06, 2009

Kristen Labrie Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder

Kristen LaBrie, 37, of Salem, who is alleged to have intentionally withheld cancer treatment from her young autistic son, pleaded not guilty today in Salem Superior Court to charges of attempted murder, permitting serious bodily injury to a disabled person, permitting substantial bodily injury to a child, and child endangerment.

Her son, Jeremy Fraser, was 9 years old when he died in March of this year.

Judge Richard Welch set bail at $15,000 and continued the case until August 27 for a pre-trial conference.

LaBrie was indicted on Friday, July 3, and the indictments became public after she was arrested by Salem Police at 15 Cleveland Road Ext. in Salem at about 6 o'clock last night.

The case is being 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.

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