Two vegan dad and mom from Florida are accused of ravenous their 18-month-old son to dying by feeding him solely uncooked fruit and veggies, officers mentioned.
Sheila O’Leary, 35, and Ryan O’Leary, 30, face fees of manslaughter and baby neglect within the dying final month of their son — who weighed simply 17 kilos, the Florida Myers News-Press reported.
Police mentioned the mother referred to as 911 on Sept. 27 to report that the boy was chilly and never respiration, whereas her husband tried to resuscitate him at their Cape Coral house.
When authorities arrived, the malnourished baby was pronounced useless, in accordance with the report.
The mother informed officers that the household was vegan and her 4 children have been on a uncooked meals eating regimen that consisted of mangoes, rambutans, bananas and avocados.
She informed authorities that earlier than the toddler’s dying, he had not eaten strong meals in per week however was being breastfed. She mentioned she believed that was attributable to teething.
Each dad and mom turned themselves in to police shortly after the medical expert decided on Nov. 6 that the boy died from malnutrition, the Florida Myers Information-Press reported.
They have been booked into Lee County jail, the place their bond was set at $250,000. The couple is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 9.