Parents may face murder charges after diabetic teen dies: Cops

Jenna McMurray, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:13 PM ET

CALGARY ó Parents of a teen who died after he allegedly didnít receive treatment for his previously diagnosed Type 1 diabetes are facing first-degree murder charges, police say.

On May 7, 2013, police were called to a Citadel home after reports of a dead youth.

An autopsy on the 15-year-old, Alexandru Radita, was done the next day, but more tests were required.


Alexandru Radita, left, was found dead in a Citadel home in May 2013. His father Emil, right, and his mother are facing first-degree murder charges.

Click here to see photos of the accused.

Police said the additional testing found the cause of death was bacterial sepsis (Staphyloccus Aureus), which resulted from neglect and starvation combined with the teenís diabetes.

Police confirmed the deceased had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes several years earlier, prior to moving from B.C. to Alberta, and believe his parents failed to provide him with the necessary treatment.


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