BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) -- A woman who has acknowledged she falsified records to help her 8-year-old son gain fame as a genius with an IQ test score of 298 admitted in court she created an "injurious environment" for her child.
Elizabeth Chapman's admission came Friday in a dependency and neglect case brought by Broomfield County, precluding a trial that had been scheduled for March 18. The hearing in Broomfield District Court was closed to the public, but the court issued a statement.
Chapman declined to comment after the hearing. Broomfield child welfare officials also would not comment.
Chapman, 29, hospitalized her son Justin in November after what she feared was a suicide attempt. Broomfield County removed the boy from her care and charged her with neglect.
She admitted she rigged his intelligence test results and she falsified other records after the Rocky Mountain News reported on the boy's hospitalization and began investigating her claims about the intelligence tests.
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