But when Patel suggested that a review of records from LaBrie’s case indicated that she may not have understood the implications of failing to give Jeremy his medications, the judge, jumped in. “How do you know that?” he asked.
Patel acknowledged that he didn’t.
Welch took the motion under advisement and could rule as early as this week.
LaBrie has also filed an appeal of her conviction with the state Appeals Court, but that proceeding is on hold pending the outcome of the motion for a new trial.
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