ATLANTIC, Iowa (WHO) Formal charges have been filed against the Atlantic mother who police say claimed her daughter was suffering from terminal cancer for financial gain, including a trip for her family to Disney World.
Leatha Slauson, 30, claimed her 5-year-old daughter was dying from colorectal cancer. Officials found out the girl wasn’t sick when she was registered for school.
Slauson is facing a total of 19 charges. If convicted, she could serve up to 67 years in prison.
“There are some questions still that need answered. The sources as to where the drugs came from as well as the financial aspect,” says Cass County Attorney Dan Feistner.
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