Homeschool Mom Falsely Accused of Murder and Sentenced to Life in Prison

Hannah Overton was a homeschool mom of five from Texas. She and her husband were in the process of adopting Andrew, a 4-year-old boy they were fostering. Little did they know that their lives were about to be forever changed.

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In October 2016, after Andrew began to show symptoms of a stomach bug and then had trouble breathing, he was brought to urgent care. Tragically, he died later that day. 

After she was falsely accused of poisoning Andrew by feeding him seasoning salt, Hannah was eventually convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison.  

Years later, it was proven that Andrew had a rare eating disorder that causes victims to crave non-food substances such as dirt, paint, glue, or baking soda. In this particular case, he most likely consumed an enormous amount of table salt, causing him to die of salt poisoning. 

Ultimately, after spending more than seven years in prison, Hannah was exonerated, released, and her conviction was overturned. Since then, she and her husband have started Syndeo Ministries, a ministry dedicated to helping women in prison. 


Tragic accidents and subsequent false accusations can happen to even the best of families. 

While this particular case involved criminal allegations, for which Heritage Defense does not provide legal representation, accidents can frequently lead to a social services investigation. That is why we encourage families to join Heritage Defense to have an experienced, Christian attorney available 24/7 to defend your rights.


Listen to the podcast here: Falsely Accused & Sentenced to Life in Prison – Hannah Overton

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