Mother charged with contaminating sick son's IV

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A West Virginia woman is accused of deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick by contaminating his IV at a Cincinnati hospital.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says 35-year-old Candida Fluty, of Kermit, West Virginia, was indicted Tuesday in Cincinnati on charges of felonious assault and child endangering. Deters says Fluty could face up to eight years in prison if convicted of all charges.

A message left for Fluty's attorney has not been returned.

Deters says the boy has a congenital condition affecting the bowels that has required numerous surgeries. He was in a Cincinnati hospital this month when Deters says fecal matter was put in the IV, causing his fever to spike.

Deters says the boy is in the custody of West Virginia Children's Services but staying with an aunt.

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