Doctors were recently horrified to learn that a 7-month-old baby died weighing just under 10 pounds, which is less than half of what he should have weighed for a boy his age. Unfortunately, the situation would get so much worse when police started to investigate the child’s death – and that’s about the time they made a second horrid discovery about they baby.
Peter S. and Sandrina V. state that their infant son, Lucas, had always been a bit tricky when it came to his eating habits. In fact, they claim that, because of this, his weight was constantly fluctuating, sometimes gaining a few pounds, other times losing them, Rare reports.
Although most people would seek out a doctor, the two in question waited until things looked extremely grim before seeking help. Even then though, the first place they went was a homeopathic doctor to see if they could find a “natural” solution to their problem, but they were urged by the staff there to seek proper medical help instead.
Sadly, by the time Peter and Sandrina took Lucas to a doctor, he was dead – and medical professionals were horrified to see he weighed just 9.47 pounds at the time of his passing. As is usually the case in the untimely death of a child, an investigation was immediately launched into the boy’s demise.
Unfortunately, things were about to get a lot worse as police would soon make a second horrid discovery about the boy. Come to find out, his death wasn’t quick or painless, but it was entirely avoidable.
According to Mail Online, Peter and Sandrina were feeding the boy a diet “unsuitable” for his age let alone healthy and proper weight gain. The two own and operate a natural food store in their hometown of Beveren, Belgium, and had Lucas on a steady diet of oat milk, rice milk, buckwheat milk, semolina milk, quinoa milk – all products they personally sell.
The parents tried to excuse what they did by saying that he had allergies to regular milk, but there was just one problem – they wrongly self-diagnosed their own son. In fact, the two had never taken Lucas to see a real doctor until after he died.
Investigators learned that in Lucas’s end days, he was extremely, and understandably, irritable and gasping for air. Still, Peter and Sandrina did not seek proper medical attention for their son. Making matters worse, an autopsy revealed that the infant didn’t have any food in his stomach at the time of his death, indicating that he hadn’t been fed in quite some time.
After learning of the horrors that Lucas had suffered during the entire 7 months of his sadly short existence, police arrested the horrible parents for contributing to Lucas’s death. Of course, fury over Lucas’s death has been swift and fierce across social media as people speculate that this was just a pair of hippies trying to force their son on a vegan diet.
Sadly, it resulted in the unnecessary death of an infant who would have otherwise lived a long and healthy life if he hadn’t been so unlucky to have Peter and Sandrina as parents. For their crimes, prosecutors are seeking to put them both in jail for just 18 months, a crying shame considering the fact that they took the life away from an innocent and defenseless child.
Although a longer prison sentence would most certainly be justified here, these two will have to live with the fact that they murdered their own child. One can only hope that it haunts them for every second of their miserable lives.