Baby Was Found Extremely Malnourished
A vegan couple has lost their appeal on a life sentence in the death of their newborn son.
Jade Sanders, 27, and Lamont Thomas, 31, had appealed against their conviction four years ago over the death of their six-week-old son who starved to death.
The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the murder conviction of the couple who lived a vegan lifestyle.
A vegan lifestyle means that you consume ZERO animal products and by-products made from animals.
Six-week-old Crown Shakur was rushed to hospital after he began to have trouble breathing in 2005.
Doctors declared him dead on arrival after failing to resuscitate him.
When police searched the couple’s flat in Fulton County, Georgia, they found a soy milk bottle, an apple juice bottle and a rancid-smelling baby bottle caked with debris.
Prosecutors said the parents only fed the child soy milk and apple juice and they failed to seek medical treatment while the infant wasted away.
According to authorities, the child died of bronchopneumonia due to extreme malnourishment or starvation.
The couple were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.
In her appeal, Sanders’ lawyer argued the evidence wasn’t strong enough to support the verdict.
And Thomas’ lawyer claimed his trial attorney was ineffective because he failed to call an expert to support his theory that his son’s death was linked to cystic fibrosis and not starvation.
Now, I’m a little bit familiar with the vegan and vegetarian diets and I’m concerned how a six-week-old baby starved to death. The mother – if breast-feeding should have been able to support the infant with her own milk and wouldn’t have even needed apple juice and soy milk for a NEWBORN.
Something else happened here and I don’t believe that these parents fed that baby. Life imprisonment is deserving for this couple.
What do you think?
Do you think their conviction should have been overturned?