Sheila O’Leary, a Florida mom, is facing life in prison for the murder of her 18-month-old baby boy.
“A vegan mother is facing life in prison for murdering her 18-month-old child who starved to death on a strict raw fruit and vegetable diet,” reports Fox News.
O’Leary, 39, was convicted of first-degree murder in a Florida court.
O’Leary was also convicted of aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter, child abuse, and two counts of child neglect in the death of her son, Ezra.
Ezra died in his sleep and weighed 17 pounds, which is seven pounds below average for his age.
“Following Ezra’s death, Sheila and her husband, Ryan, told authorities that the family followed a strict vegan diet limited to ‘only raw fruits and vegetables’ and ‘breast milk,’ according to Fox News.
“At the time of Ezra’s death, their three other children – all under the age of 11 – were suffering from malnutrition and dehydration,” reported Fox News.
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