( Facebook).( Meredith)– A Canadian female was sentenced to three years in prison after her 7-year-old boy reportedly passed away from a treatable throat infection.
Tamara Lovett, 48, of Calgary, will serve time behind bars for cannot take her child Ryan to the medical professional after he became ill with strep throat, CBC News reports. Lovett’s sentence was developed to discourage other parents from declining medical treatment for their ill children, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Kristine Eidsvik said.
” If your child is not getting better, you are lawfully and ethically bound to take your child to an actual physician for real medication,” the justice said throughout sentencing, inning accordance with CBC News.
Lovett’s child passed away in March of 2013, just 10 days after he became ill with strep throat.
The mother affirmed that she believed her kid had a cold or the influenza. She treated his signs with dandelion tea and oil of oregano, but never looked for medical attention when his condition aggravated.
Inning accordance with court records, physicians stated Ryan also had meningitis and pneumonia. They affirmed that his infection would have been treatable had he been recommended antibiotics, according to CBC News.
During sentencing arguments on Friday, Lovett said if she might reverse time she would take her boy to the physician.
“( I) can’t start to forgive myself,” she stated. “I hope others learn from my lack of knowledge.”
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