A child has starved to death after his vegan parents fed him practically nothing except raw fruit and vegetables.

Last week Ryan O'Leary, 30, and wife Sheila, 35, were arrested for the death of their 18-month-old son, who died on September 27.
上周30岁的Ryan O'Leary和35岁的妻子Sheila被捕,因为他们18个月大的儿子于9月27日死亡。

The toddler, who was from Cape Coral, Florida in the US, weighed just 17 pounds (7.7kg) when he died - the average weight of a seven-month-old baby.

An autopsy carried out by Cape Coral police discovered the boy had died after suffering from dehydration, microsteatosis of liver and swelling of hands, feet and legs, all which are related to malnutrition.

Sheila O'Leary called emergency services when she found her son cold and not breathing, Metro UK reported.
英国《都市报》报道称Sheila O'Leary发现儿子冰冷而且没有呼吸时叫了救护车。

Despite Ryan O’Leary’s efforts to resuscitate the child, he was unsuccessful.
尽管Ryan O’Leary努力想救活孩子,可最终还是徒劳。

When paramedics arrived, the boy was pronounced dead.

When police spoke to the couple, they noticed two of their other children were pale and yellowish in colour, News-Press reported.

Authorities weighed the children – aged three and five – and discovered they were both at the very bottom weight range for their age.

One of them also had blackened teeth.

A third female child did appear to be healthier, but police found out that this child was Sheila O’Leary’s daughter with a different father.
还有一个小女孩看起来更健康一点,但警察发现这个孩子是Sheila O’Leary和另外一个丈夫所生。

It’s reported police believed she was healthier because she visited her father for a few weeks every two months.

Sheila O’Leary told police her family is vegan and live on a diet of raw fruits and vegetables.
Sheila O’Leary对警察说她们全家都是素食,饮食主要是生水果和蔬菜。

She said she had breastfed her toddler, explaining her son hadn’t eaten solid food for a week, only breast milk.

The day the child died, Sheila fed her son for a minute before his breathing became shallow.