Calgary police have charged Tamara Sophia Lovett, 44, with criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessaries of life in the death of her 7-year-old son, Ryan. Ms. Lovett was arrested at home Friday Nov. 22, 2013, after police consulted medical experts and the Crown prosecutor’s office. An autopsy revealed that Ryan died as a result of an easily treated Group A Streptococcus infection. Police allege his mother treated him exclusively with with holistic remedies rather than mainstream medicine.
Calgary Police Service Staff Sergeant, Michael Cavilla, is quoted as saying, “It should absolutely serve as a warning to other parents. The message is quite simple: If your child is sick, take them to see a doctor.” Read the rest of this entry »