Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Trial Date Set for Mom Accused of Putting Fecal Matter in Son’s IV

(AP) – A trial date has been set for the Mingo County, W.Va. mom charged with deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick by contaminating his IV with fecal matter at a Cincinnati hospital.

Tuesday morning, a judge in Hamilton County set August 3 as the date for Candida Fluty's trial on felonious assault and child endangering charges. If convicted on all the charges, Fluty faces up to 8 years in jail.

A court official said the Fluty, 35, of Kermit wasn't in court Tuesday.

Last month, Fluty rejected a proposed plea deal from prosecutors and opted to go to trial. Her attorney hasn't returned calls seeking comment.

Prosecutors say Fluty's son has a condition affecting the bowels that has required numerous surgeries. Authorities say fecal matter was put in his IV and caused his fever to spike while he was hospitalized in January. Prosecutors have released several still surveillance pictures showing, what they said, is Fluty in the act.