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Calgary mom sentenced to three years in death of son

Last Updated Nov 17, 2017 at 12:10 pm MST

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A Calgary mother has been sentenced to three-years in prison in connection with the death of her son.

Tamara Lovett, 48, was found guilty in January of criminal negligence causing death after failing to seek medical attention for her son’s strep throat infection.

In handing down her decision, Justice Kristine Eidsvik said it wasn’t Lovett’s fault her son Ryan became ill, but she had several days to get him proper medical care.

The trail heard Lovett treated her son with dandelion tea and oil of oregano when he developed the infection that kept him bedridden for 10 days in 2013.

Eidsvik said Ryan suffered terribly because of his mother’s inaction.

The Crown had called for Lovett to spend up to five-years in prison, while her lawyer had proposed a one-year jail sentence and one-year of probation.