Charge Reduced Against Mother Accused Of Stealing Meds From Son’s IV

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A mother accused of stealing drugs right out of her terminally-ill son’s IV was in court Friday.

Karen Remsing, 42, has been undergoing psychiatric evaluations while in jail.

Police said she disconnected the computerized IV injection tube which was supplying medication to her son at Children’s Hospital, filled hypodermic needles taken from the hospital supply cart and then injected herself with the drugs.

Investigators say she then tried to reconnect the tubes causing what police said was a dangerous condition for her son.

But after her psychiatric evaluation, the felony charge of endangering the welfare of a child was reduced to the misdemeanor version of that charge and Remsing waived her preliminary hearing, sending the case to trial.

Remsing faces formal arraignment next month, but it could be late fall before she faces trial.

  • KottaMan

    What a sick woman! Typical of druggies who use everyone around them including their own relatives. Tough Love for this one is in order.

  • K. Carter

    It’s a shame that the charges aree reduced. Why must they give these people break after break? She is a white trash drug head that doesn’t care about anyone but herself. If she needed drugs that bad, why not buy some from a dealer.. Don’t take it from your dying child!!!

  • Joyce

    i can honestly say now i have seen everything! Lets reduce the charges against her – after all she only stole her dying sons med and then additionally endangered him by playing nurse by covering her act. seems to me way more than drug theft here.

  • will g

    she probably just saving some for when her son got home. medicine and health care are expensive

  • ken

    How about we stop giving Pat transit millions of dollars and build another jail and start puttig all these losers behind bars instead of letting them off with warnings and lets watch the crime rate go down.

  • Empathy

    I believe she needs a lot of support. She is totally dead inside due to her sons terminal illness since birth. She more tham likely became drug sick under the extreme stress from her sons illness. She uses drugs to escape and medicate her profound depression. It was said before in another report that she was a great mother and has other children. The drugs called her and she answered. It’s obviously difficult for her to cope with the severity of her sweet child’s condition. My opinion is that she had no intentions to harm her child and made a terrible choice to find instant relief from her pain. She needs grief management along with a drug program to cope with her sons damning illness. Pray for this family to be lifted to peace and hope.

  • Dan

    Don’t use my name to promote your whitebpower bs, I hate all evildoers equally!

  • Sandy

    Use the mayors name. He has it out for minorities

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  • Reality Check

    You all “type” as though you know every detail of the story, as though you know everything she and her family have been dealing with for years. You’re leaving despicable comments on a news website with complete disregard of the full impact such comments may have on her, her husband shown above and her 6 children. Have you had to sacrifice what she has? What he (husband) has? What they (children) have? What I (son) have? Keep your comments to yourself and get back to “your” lives. I have.

  • Really???

    And someone decided to give you the power to judge others. Karma sucks when it comes back around.

  • shaun

    where do these lowest of the low people come from!!! PROSECUTE to the fullest!. Why keep letting off these druggies who have to meaning to society???

  • Sandy

    Yea she almost killed her kid, let’s giv her a break and hope she doesn’t trynto kill anymore . And you wonder why Pittsburgh is so much worse than the suburbs…we wouldn’t put-up with this nonsense.,

  • Tommy truth

    What is she going to do worse than she already did? Maybe she will try to kill a busload of kids?

  • Milo

    Don’t you pathetic folk have anything better to do? Why do we care? This type media stories do well to deflect all of our attention away from real issues in society we face, in Western PA and around the world. How about we focus on the mayor’s bs use of funds, racist and sexist policies, and the pathetic state of Pittsbu

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