Mother Admits To Poisoning Her Disabled Son

A mother has admitted to poisoning her disabled five-year-old son by injecting him with her own blood because she wanted hospital staff to pay him more attention. 

Elizabeth Malone, 29, pleaded guilty to child abuse on Wednesday after surveillance cameras in a Virginia hospital captured her using a syringe to inject blood into her sick son's nose and mouth. 

Malone's seriously ill son had to be treated at Inova Fairfax Hospital in April last year after his mother reported that he was bleeding from his mouth and his tracheostomy tube.

The boy, who cannot talk due to his disability, had already been hospitalized seven times in two months for unexplained bleeding.