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US Mum Bags Life Imprisonment For Starvation Of 18 Month Old Son


US Mum Bags To Life Imprisonment For Starvation Of 18 Month Old Son

The mum of three Mrs Sheila O’Leary was sentenced on Monday to Life Imprisonment for malnutriction of son which led to his death

Mrs Sheila O’Leary and her family were on a strict diet of only raw fruits and vegetables, which led to the death of her 18 month old son.

Mrs Sheila was convicted in June on six charges — first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter, child abuse and two counts of child neglect — in the death of Ezra O’Leary.

Her sentencing in Lee County, Florida, had previously been postponed four times. Her husband, Ryan Patrick O’Leary, remains in jail while awaiting trial on the same charges.

Investigators said the couple told them the family ate only raw fruits and vegetables, although the toddler also was fed breast milk.

The 18-month-old boy weighed 8 kilograms and was the size of a 7-month-old baby when he died in September 2019, a police report said.

The Cape Coral couple had two other children, ages 3 and 5, who also were malnourished, investigators said.

A fourth child had been returned to her biological father during an earlier malnutrition case in Virginia, court records show.