NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - A central Ohioan accused of faking a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son is pursuing an insanity plea on a child endangerment charge.
Authorities allege 31-year-old Emily Creno of Utica shaved her son's head in a scheme that bilked people out of donations and convinced him and others he was dying.
Creno's attorney wants a competency evaluation for her and has filed a motion seeking to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. He argues Creno has a history of mental illness and didn't know her actions were criminal.
A prosecutor tells The Columbus Dispatch he thinks Creno tried to cover up lies with some of her actions.
Creno was arrested earlier this month. Her next hearing in a Licking County court is scheduled Oct. 31.
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