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Thread #109821   Message #2298924
Posted By: Emma B
27-Mar-08 - 02:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Religious freedom, or murder?
Subject: RE: BS: Religious freedom, or murder?
This child was suffering from Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)

'The pathogenesis of DKA is mainly due to acidosis. Excessive production of ketone bodies lowers the pH of the blood; a blood pH below 6.7 is incompatible with life.

Onset of DKA may be fairly rapid, often within 24 hours.'

Her parents are reported to have said that they didn't know she had diabetes and that 'she was perfectly fine until the last few days' they didn't take her to a doctor but prayed for healing. There is no indication according to reports that the authorities knew of the girl's dire medical condition before her death.

Tragic? - yes certainly
Murder? - not by any humane definition surely?

I can ascertain no 'malice aforethought' here.