Is this child abuse?!?
This is a story that is sure going to piss you off – depending how you look at it, though. A couple from Alberta, Canada is being charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life to their toddler son.
David Stephan, 32, and Collet Stephan, 35, were charged after their 19-month-old son Ezekiel died of bacterial meningitis in March 2012. Instead of rushing him to the ER, they treated their son with hot peppers, garlic, onions and horseradish plus other “natural home remedies.”
Yet prosecutors say the case isn’t about a lack of love — it’s about failure to provide medical help when he needed it.
Two parents are on trial after taking their sick toddler to a naturopath.