Vegan Parents Accused of Neglecting 5-Month-Old Baby After Found Malnourished In Titusville
By Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News // February 16, 2019
'baby’s ribs were visible and his eyes were sunken'
ABOVE VIDEO: Vegan parents in Florida allegedly starved and left their 5-month-old baby malnourished. (WFTV Video)
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – Vegan parents in Florida allegedly starved and left their 5-month-old baby malnourished after they stopped using the doctor-advised formula and instead gave him a potato-based mash, police said.
Robert Buskey, 31, and Julia French, 20, have been accused with causing harm to the toddler and may face further charges.
The suspects were described as vegans who ignored doctor’s requests to feed the baby organic formula and instead began giving the child their own, WFTV 9 reported.
“I’ve never seen a child to this level, this close to possible death,” Detective Lauren Watson of the Titusville Police Department said.
“At one point, when the child was doing good and healthy, and gaining weight, he was on organic formula [but] they changed it on their own,” she added.
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