“In May of 2013, paramedics found 15-year-old Alexandru Radita dead at his home. The cause of death was complications to type 1 diabetes. Yet, as this heartrending and horrific story unfolded, all was not what they seemed to be. Alex was forcibly confined and isolated at home. He was starved and denied medical treatment for his diabetes for several years. In the end, he developed several dozen ulcers all over his body, had rotten teeth and a massive infection. Alex weighted 37 pounds (~16.8 kg) and looked so weak and malnourished that paramedics testified that he appeared almost mummified.
His parents were religious fanatics and refused to accept mainstream medicine, either refusing to accept that their son had diabetes or buying into convoluted conspiracy theories that the doctors gave him diabetes by administrating life-saving insulin. To avoid the social services, the education system and doctors, the parents moved to another province. After a few more years of pain, isolation, starvation and a lack of sufficient medical treatment, Alex died. Now, both of the parents have been convicted to life in prison for first degree murder.”