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Parents guilty of eczema baby manslaughter
The baby girl had severe eczema and died of septicemia in 2002.
After a four-week trial the Supreme Court jury took less than two days to reach its decision.
The Crown argued the couple did not seek conventional medical treatment for their child, instead treating her with homeopathic drops.
The defence argued the couple were not warned about how sick the child was by medical staff who examined her.
Thomas and Manju Sam sat in the dock with their arms around each other, crying as the verdict was read out.
Thomas Sam’s brother, who was in the public gallery, collapsed sobbing and was taken outside.
Both were granted bail with strict conditions ahead of their sentencing hearing.
How many times does one have to say it. Sugar pills can kill.
They kill when give given to prevent malaria
They kill when given to treat AIDS
Most homeopaths I’ve met are genuine people who really believe their own fairy tales. Is being genuinely deluded absolve you from blame? Not in Australia, it seems.