Toddler died from meningitis after anti-vaxxer parents treated him with home remedies instead of medicine
David Stephan, 32, and his wife Collet Stephan, 35, have pleaded not guilty to failing to provide the necessities of life for 19-month-old Ezekiel, who died in March 2012. RCMP said at the time that the boy had been ill for a couple of weeks but his parents only called for an ambulance when he stopped breathing. He was airlifted to a hospital in Calgary and, after five days, doctors took him off life support machines. Doctors told the boy’s parents he died of meningitis.