A vegan mother in Florida just feeds her raw 18-month-old son. Convicted of murdering fruits and vegetables.
Thirty-Nine-year-old Sheila O'Leary is sentenced to life imprisonment after a jury was convicted Wednesday of murder and a series of child abuse over the death of her infant Ezra O'Leary in 2019. FacingAccording to news reports.
Her little boy weighed only 17 pounds (7 pounds less than average) when she noticed that her parents held her breath.
O'Leary and her husband Ryan O'Leary told police that Ezra followed a strict vegan diet, but he was also breastfed.
They said they had sleep problems because the boy hadn't eaten for about a week before he died.
Autopsy revealed that the boy died of a complication of malnutrition.
The prosecutor accused her mother of not seeking proper medical care for her son when she realized she was ill.
"She chose to ignore his cry," state lawyer Assistant Sarah Miller said in her closing argument.
"She didn't need a scale to see his bones. She didn't need a scale to hear his cry."
The prosecutor added that the couple also ignored the other three children. .. — All under 11 — When Ezra died.
"We are here because the children are so hungry and the youngest are starving," Miller said.
O’Leary's husband will be tried on the same charges.