The Canadian Press

2016-04-14 | CRIME Child Death

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The Crown in Lethbridge, Alberta has wrapped up its cross-examination of the father of a toddler who died four years ago of bacterial meningitis. David Stephan (STEF'-ihn) and his wife Collet fed 19-month-old Ezekiel smoothies containing hot peppers, onions and horseradish for what they thought was the croup. He later died in hospital. Canadian Press reporter Bill Graveland says the Crown suggests that the Stephans didn't trust the health care system. (The couple is charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life.)

Date: 2016-04-14
Placeline: LETHBRIDGE, Alberta.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 28 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << David Stephan says hindsight is 20/20 but he would do things differently today than he did back in 2012 he says he never took Ezekiel to a medical doctor and didn't think that his son was seriously ill before things took a downward turn but the ground of the case is it makes no sense that the stabbing didn't take the toddler to a doctor to make sure that's a nurse friend of the family had expressed concern that Ezekiel might have meningitis >>