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Mass. mom wants new trial in son's death

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A Massachusetts woman sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for withholding potentially life-saving medications from her autistic, cancer-stricken son is asking for a new trial.

Kristen LaBrie of Salem was convicted in 2011 of attempted murder in connection with the 2009 death of her 9-year-old son, Jeremy Fraser.

Prosecutors said she withheld at least five months of at-home chemotherapy treatments.

The Salem News ( ) reports that in a motion for a new trial filed last month, LaBrie's new attorney alleges she did not receive a fair trial. He says her lawyer made a series of mistakes and had no experience handling cases such as hers.

The motion also challenges some of the trial judge's instructions.

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