Lacey Spears tells 48 Hours: 'I didn't kill my son' Garnett
The Lacey Spears interview airs at 10 p.m. Saturday on the 48 Hours news magazine show.
In her first media interview since her conviction a year ago, Lacey Spears adamantly denies she killed her 5-year-old son Garnett.
Spears gave a prison interview to the CBS-Television magazine show "48 Hours," which will air"A Mother Accused" at 10 p.m. Saturday. She is serving a sentence of 20 years to life at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County.
Blogger Comments: The Lady who was convicted of killing her son just happens to pull Blake Robinson's name out of a hat and just happened to know he was a Morgan County Sheriff's Deputy. Blake, didn't you date Lacey Spears at one time?
Excerpts from 48 ID. "Who was his biological father?" Roberts asked Spears.
"Garnett's biological father was Chris Hill," she replied.
But that's not what Lacey was telling people.
"Lacey liked to tell the story that Garnett's father was a local deputy in the Morgan County Sheriff's Department. His name was Blake and that Blake was a hero that he had died in a car crash," said Coker.
On social media there was post after post, recalling traveling to Blake's memorial service, as well as holidays missed.
But Blake Robinson is alive and well, currently a sergeant with the Morgan County, Ala., Sheriff's Office.
"About a decade ago, Lacey and I ... met approximately three times," Robinson said. "Not in my wildest dreams would I ever have thought ... that my name would've been drawn out of this big hat ... as this make-believe father."
"Didn't you tell people that the biological father was Blake?" Roberts asked Spears.
"I did," she replied. "I decided with my family that if anybody asked ... we would say his name was Blake and that he was a police officer and he died in a car accident. And I did it so that when people asked ... it would shut the conversation down. ...I didn't want Garnett to have the stigmatism that his father was a deadbeat."
But Chris Hill, Garnett's biological father, says that's completely false. Hill, declined an on camera interview, but says he would have welcomed being part of Garnett's life, but Spears shut him out. He also said he's active in another son's life.
In addition to looking into Spears' personal life, investigators in New York and Alabama were working to piece together Garnett's medical history. They obtained subpoenas for his health records and started interviewing doctors.
"In a period of two years, Miss Spears sought medical attention for her son in about ... 20 different doctor's offices. Some of them were referrals from one doctor to another," said Coker.
"Sometimes when maybe a doctor's getting a little too close to figuring out what's going on, we might see a move to another doctor," said Dr. Sanders.