Florida mothers starve an 18-month-old child on a diet consisting entirely of raw fruits and vegetables, 18 months in 2019 Was convicted of murdering his child. And Breastfeeding,FOX News.
Shelia O'Leary is guilty of one murder on Wednesday, exacerbation of child abuse, exacerbation of manslaughter, child abuse, and two cases of child abuse. Was convicted of.
Ezra, a 39-year-old son, weighed 17 pounds (7 pounds less than average) when he died during sleep.
O'Leary and her husband Ryan (later tried on the same charges as her wife) put the family on a vegan diet of "raw fruits and vegetables only" and "breast milk." Said he obeyed.Go to the news press.
When Ezra died, the couple's other three children were all under the age of 11 and all suffered from malnutrition and dehydration.
The detective was told by O'Leary that Ezra hadn't eaten for a week and "he couldn't sleep the night before his death."
Prosecutor Francine Donorummo told a court in Lee County that, according to theNews Press, Oleary could not provide food and health care for her child.
"This was a well-thought-out, planned course of action," said Donnorummo. "In this case, ignorance is not a defense."
Co-prosecutor Sarah Miller told the jury in closing arguments that the crime was that Oleary refused to receive medical assistance for her child. Said.
"She chose to ignore Ezra's suffering," Miller said.
O’Leary may face life imprisonment when sentenced later this month.
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