His sick toddler died after he gave him garlic, not medicine. He swears he’s innocent.

When David and Collet Stephan’s son Ezekiel started to get sick, the Canadian couple decided to treat him with natural remedies including onion, garlic and water mixed with maple syrup, even taking him to a naturopathic clinic while the toddler couldn’t sit in a car seat because he was so stiff, a court heard. The parents argued they have a right to treat their children as they wish, CBC reported, but a Canadian court convicted them last April of failing to “provide the necessaries of life” for their child.

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