7-year-old boy dies of strep after his mother treated him with holistic remedies instead of antibioticsBy William Martin 1:14 PM November 19, 2017
A young boy died from a simple strep infection after his mother refused to take him to a doctor and treated him with holistic remedies, according to police in Canada.
Calgary police said that they have arrested 48-year-old Tamara Lovett after being accused of causing the death of her 7-year-old son Ryan by negligence.
Lovett was convicted of criminal negligence by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Kristine Eidsvik.
Eidsvik sentenced the mother to 3 years in prison.
According to the police investigation, Ryan became sick and Lovett believed he had a cold.
Lovett treated her son with holistic remedies such as tea and oil.
She refused to take him to a doctor despite his deteriorating condition.
When Ryan collapsed, Lovett called 911.
When paramedics arrived at the scene, Ryan was already dead.
Doctors said that Ryan could have been treated with antibiotics.
He died as a result of strep.
Eidsvik told Lovett that Ryan’s death was excruciating and unnecessary death.