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Mom Accused Of Stealing Terminally Ill Son's Drugs

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A mother visiting her terminally ill son at a Pennsylvania hospital has been accused of injecting herself with his drugs.

Authorities say Karen Remsing was visiting her 15-year-old son at UPMC's Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh when she unhooked his intravenous line, siphoned out a sedative using a syringe and injected herself with it. They say she then reconnected the IV line and left in the tube an air bubble that put her son in further danger.

The 42-year-old Vancouver, Wash., resident was charged over the weekend with child endangerment, reckless endangerment, theft, criminal mischief and committing prohibitive acts including possession of the prescription medication.

Remsing has been jailed. Her preliminary court hearing is Wednesday. It's unknown if she has an attorney. A telephone message left Monday for a Karen Remsing in Vancouver, Wash., hasn't been returned.

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