A Calgary (Alberta, Canada) judge has found Tamara Lovett guilty of failing to provide her 7 year old son with the "necessaries" of life and of negligence leading to his 2013 death from a strep infection. Ryan was ill for more than a week before he died in his mother's apartment. One of his mother's friends offered to take the boy to a physician but Ms. Lovett refused, preferring to treat him with holistic remedies. Said the judge, “In my view, a reasonable parent would have brought Ryan in to see a doctor when his eardrum burst.” The infection spread throughout Ryan's body, leading to major organ failure. In the view of Alberta's chief medical examiner, antibiotics administered in a timely manner would have saved Ryan's life.