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Parents accused of malnutrition appear in court following boy's death

December 15, 2014 - 5:35 AM

CALGARY - The parents of a Calgary boy are scheduled to be in court today after police alleged the child's death was related to malnutrition.

Jennifer Clark, 38, and Jeromie Clark, 34, of Calgary, were both charged with criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessities of life after their 14-month-old son, John, died in hospital in November 2013.

Police say he was brought to hospital the day before.

Staff Sgt. Doug Andrus told a news conference on Saturday the child was suffering from a staph infection that was complicated by malnutrition, and as a result the infection was untreatable.

Andrus also said the family followed strict dietary restrictions based on their faith and nutritional beliefs, but he refused to elaborate.

He said the child was not born in a hospital and had not seen a doctor since birth.

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