LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Bail has been granted to a former Alberta couple convicted of failing to get proper medical treatment for their son who died of meningitis.
A jury in Lethbridge, Alta. found David and Collet Stephan guilty in April of failing to provide the necessaries of life to 19-month-old Ezekiel.
The parents treated the boy with hot pepper, garlic, onions and horseradish instead of taking him to a doctor, and only called an ambulance after he stopped breathing in 2012.
David Stephan received a four-month jail term and Collet Stephan was handed three months of around-the-clock house arrest.
Both the Crown and defence recently filed appeals.
An Alberta Justice spokeswoman says a bail hearing was scheduled for later this month but the Crown consented to the couple's release.
Both parties agreed to several bail conditions, including that the parents take their three children to a doctor within two weeks and follow all medical advice.
If their children are injured or show any signs of illness, the parents are also to take them immediately to a licensed doctor or health nurse.