Recently, a St. Louis mother was found guilty of poisoning her son with a cocktail of medication. According to the court’s documents, 36-year-old Rachel Kinsella of Meadville has been deliberately keeping her son ill throughout 2014, in order to obtain the inheritance left by the child’s deceased father. Kinsella was charged with child endangerment and first-degree assault and found guilty on Thursday. However, it’s still unclear whether the woman will serve her sentence, as her appointed attorney declared that the woman might have Munchhausen syndrome.
On Thursday, a St. Louis jury found 36-year-old Rachel Kinsella of Meadville guilty of deliberately poisoning her 9-year-old son in an attempt to secure the boy’s inheritance left by his father who passed away a few years ago.
According to the magistrates, the boy was confined to his bed for the better part of 2014, after him mom fed him a cocktail of medication in order to keep him sick. The boy had epileptic seizures, breathing issues, and would often hallucinate.
The events that led to the woman’s arrest began in March 2014, when 9-year-old Patrick Kinsella has rushed to the St. Louis Children’s hospital after suffering a seizure during one of his classes.
According to the magistrates, the 9-year-old boy spent at least ten months in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital before being discharged. After leaving the hospital, the doctors informed the mother that it would be in the boy’s best interest to drop each week for a routine medical examination.
Upon bringing the child to the hospital, Rachel Kinsella went to visit another hospital located in Kansas City in order to buy more medication for his son. However, Kinsella did not inform the Kansas doctors nor the St. Louis doctors about her son’s condition.
It appears that the mother’s scheme has finally been revealed in 2015 after the state decided to take away young Patrick. After spending more time in the hospital, the boy made a complete recovery. According to Patrick’s doctors, the boy is no longer in danger and that he will not experience any side-effects from his meds poisoning.
As for Rachel Kinsella, the St. Louis mother who deliberately poisoned her child, the magistrates found her guilty on the charges of child endangerment and first-degree assault. However, it’s not yet clear if the woman is to serve any prison time, as her attorney declared that the woman might be suffering from a condition called Munchhausen Syndrome.
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