Mother Convicted For Son’s Death – She Only Gave Him Raw Fruits, Vegetables And Breast Milk

Mother Convicted For Son’s Death – She Only Gave Him Raw Fruits, Vegetables And Breast Milk
Mother Convicted For Son’s Death – She Only Gave Him Raw Fruits, Vegetables And Breast Milk

Ezra was 18 months old when he died and weighed just 7.7kg – the weight of a 7-month-old baby

A Florida mother has been sentenced to life in prison after her young son died of malnutrition.

Sheila O’Leary was convicted on charges including first degree murder, child abuse, first degree manslaughter and two counts of child neglect. Authorities said the 38-year-old was responsible for the death of her son, Ezra.

O’Leary and her husband, Ryan, who is a strict vegan, fed Ezra only raw fruits and vegetables, as well as breast milk.

According to the police report obtained by NBC-15, Ezra was 18 months old when he died in September 2019. He weighed just 7.7 kilograms – the weight of a 7-month-old baby.

When paramedics responded to Sheila O’Leary’s call on Sept. 27, 2019, they said they found Ezra not breathing and his two brothers, ages 3 and 5, showing signs of “extreme malnutrition,” Cape Coral police said .

The parents told the officers that their diet consists only of raw fruits and vegetables.

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The coroner ruled that the boy’s cause of death was complications of malnutrition, including dehydration, which affected the liver and caused swelling of the child’s hands, feet and lower limbs.

However, the couple’s lawyers argued that they were caring parents who did not want to kill their son.

“The child’s death, while tragic, was neither intentional nor negligent, but accidental and is listed as such on the death certificate,” attorney John Musca, who represented Sheila O’Leary, told local television station WFTX.

The 38-year-old mother was convicted last month and a judge ordered her to spend the rest of her life in prison.

Ryan O’Leary is awaiting trial on the same charges. He has yet to plead guilty and is being held without bond.


The article is in Greek

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