ATLANTA (AP) – A vegan couple were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the death of their malnourished 6-week-old baby boy, who was fed a diet largely consisting of soy milk and apple juice.Superior Court Judge L.A. McConnell imposed the mandatory sentences on Jade Sanders, 27, and Lamont Thomas, 31. Their son, Crown Shakur, weighed just 3 1/2 pounds when he died of starvation on April 25, 2004.
Why are people so stupid to think that because they can survive on a vegan diet, that must mean a newborn child can also survive? They deserve to be in prison. Neglect is something to be taken seriously.