Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Woman Accused Of Stealing Son's I-V Not Fit For Trial
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- A Washington state woman accused of stealing her terminally ill son's drugs and using them on herself at a Pennsylvania hospital is unfit to stand trial. Karen Remsing of Washington state was visiting her 15-year-old son at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children's Hospital when she allegedly unhooked an I.V. line that was delivering a sedative to the boy. Police say the 42-year-old Vancouver woman injected herself with the sedative using syringes she stole from the hospital. Remsing is charged with child endangerment, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, theft and committing prohibitive acts. A judge ruled late last week that Remsing is unfit for trial but also ordered her to stay behind bars without bond. Her attorney says Remsing loves her son and wouldn't do any harm to him. Prosecutors still plan to put Remsing on trial for the alleged October incident.