(CBS/AP) – The Georgia Supreme Court announced Monday that it has upheld the murder convictions and life prison sentences given to an Atlanta vegan couple who were charged with allowing their baby to starve to death. In 2007, a Fulton County jury convicted Jade Sanders and Lamont Thomas of malice murder, felony murder, and involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of their six-week-old son, Crown Shakur, who wasted away on a diet consisting of only soy milk and apple juice, police say.
Police searching the couple’s apartment found a soy milk bottle, an apple juice bottle and a rancid-smelling baby bottle caked with debris. At the 2007 trial, prosecutors said the soy milk cartons in their apartment stated that the product wasn’t to be used as a substitute for baby formula. (more…)