June 22nd, 2017

Sentencing arguments in September for mother criminally negligent in son’s death

By The Canadian Press on June 19, 2017.

CALGARY – A sentencing hearing for a Calgary woman who treated her son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection will take place in September.

Tamara Lovett was found guilty of criminal negligence causing death in January in the death of her seven-year-old son Ryan.

A delay in a psychiatric report ordered at the time has pushed her sentencing hearing back to Sept. 21.

Lovett gave her son dandelion tea and oil of oregano when he developed the infection that kept him bedridden for 10 days in March 2013.

The judge in the case said Lovett “gambled away” his life by diagnosing what remedies would be useful without seeking medical help.

Lovett will have an opportunity to address the court when sentencing takes place.

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