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American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by Nobody: 1:19pm On Feb 28, 2019
An herbalist has been sentenced to jail time after the death of a 13-year-old boy with Type 1 diabetes for whom he recommended treatment with herbs instead of lifesaving insulin, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Monday.

In August 2014, Timothy Morrow visited the boy -- then gravely sick with diabetes complications -- and told his parents not to give him the insulin a pediatrician had prescribed. Instead, Morrow recommended herbal products he sold.

The boy died the next day following a cardiac arrest, which a medical examiner said could have been prevented with proper medical treatment, according to the statement by Feuer's office.

"This case underscores the serious health and safety risks of taking medical advice from someone who lacks a license and the proper training that goes with it," Feuer said in the statement Monday.

Morrow was sentenced to 120 days in county jail, having been found guilty of practicing medicine without a license. He also pleaded no contest to another count involving child abuse. Both are misdemeanor charges, according to Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the city attorney's office.

In addition, Morrow will be on 48 months of informal probation, pay a fine of $5,000, include warning labels on his own herbal products, pay for the cost of the boy's funeral and complete a yearlong counseling program for child abusers. Morrow was advised that, if he's implicated in any deaths in the future, he could face murder charges.

Morrow will also have to remove any media of his that champions herbs over medical treatment. For example, in YouTube videos, he claims that "insulin is very poison to the system" and that watermelon, zucchini and green beans are "natural insulin."

CNN affiliate KABC reports that the boy's mother, Maria Madrigal, said at trial this month that she trusted Morrow's medical advice and attended his classes.

"He told me no, no, not to listen to them, that everything was fine," Madrigal said. "He assured me that his life was not at risk."

She does not face charges, according to Mateljan.

Source: ABC news.

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by dominique(f): 1:58pm On Feb 28, 2019
He deserves to be sentenced to death! He just wasted the life of the young lad. The parents should never have listened to him to stop the boy's insulin injections. They also have a share of the blame

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by oluwasegun007(m): 2:02pm On Feb 28, 2019
I had to rush to check name.

But no cause for control, everything is under alarm.

Rip to the dead.

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by HighKing01(m): 2:03pm On Feb 28, 2019
Werey

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by Jay5mie: 2:03pm On Feb 28, 2019
lol

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by Angel212: 2:03pm On Feb 28, 2019
grin

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by princeemmma(m): 2:03pm On Feb 28, 2019
Herbalist again

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by MColuomo433: 2:03pm On Feb 28, 2019
this is serious

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by Kingsleydr(m): 2:05pm On Feb 28, 2019
dominique:
He deserves to be sentenced to death! He just wasted the life of the young lad. The parents should never have listened to him to stop the boy's insulin injections. They also have a share of the blame


Guy that dude doesn't even deserve shit , all the blames and sentencing should be on the stupid parent that took the herbalist to thier child not only that but also took medical advise from someone with no medical license while ignoring one from a medical professional.the blood of that young lad is on his parent.. I can understand thier eagerness to immediately halt their child the suffering but that was just too unwise and stupid.

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by blindjustice13(m): 2:05pm On Feb 28, 2019
Many Nigerians have died due to this type of negligence but they would rather accuse witches and wizards as the cause of death.So herbalists go Scot free. undecided

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by philtea: 2:06pm On Feb 28, 2019
E will get out using his abrakadabric methods
Ifyouknowyouknow
Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by Awoleesu(m): 2:06pm On Feb 28, 2019
But the lad could have as well died under the care of Orthodox medics, in which case would have been taken simply as "we lost him"... And the paedatrician's error is got buried with the victim!

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by missioner(m): 2:06pm On Feb 28, 2019
Death is inevitable...
Once your time is up, nothing can stop it.

If at all they'd charge the herbalist on this case...it shouldn't be for murder.

A doctor once advised us to go consult a traditional herbalist when my brother was critically ill.
We obliged without stopping orthodox treatment and voila, he started improving and eventually heal.

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by olawale870: 2:06pm On Feb 28, 2019
This should serve as lesson to all Nigerian that only believe in herb medication rather than seeing the medical doctors

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by Jman06(m): 2:06pm On Feb 28, 2019
If this had happened in Nigeria he would have gone scot free.
Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by PDPBOY(m): 2:06pm On Feb 28, 2019
. lipsrsealed
Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by Sharon6(f): 2:07pm On Feb 28, 2019
Ha! See a life cut short cos of ignorance. RIP to the little boy.










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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by daddytime(m): 2:09pm On Feb 28, 2019
I know say na black man e go be...

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by oz4real83(m): 2:13pm On Feb 28, 2019
We have alot of them here in Nigeria. They promise u that a single product will cure every sickness and funny enough,their products even carry nafdac numbers!!! A lot of ''doctors'' in this country who have never stepped into any medical school. Be wise. Save yourself and run away from these ''doctors''

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by Ayobami7(m): 2:15pm On Feb 28, 2019
好的
Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by johnjay4u2u(m): 2:22pm On Feb 28, 2019
missioner:
Death is inevitable...
Once your time is up, nothing can stop it.

If at all they'd charge the herbalist on this case...it shouldn't be for murder.

A doctor once advised us to go consult a traditional herbalist when my brother was critically ill.
We obliged without stopping orthodox treatment and voila, he started improving and eventually heal.

Go back and ask for that doctor's licence.
no certified doctor will tell you that.
least a doctor will do is refer you to a teaching hospital.

Many non-doctors practice as doctors in Nigeria so i am not surprised by your point.

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by GrammarNazi1(m): 2:23pm On Feb 28, 2019
TheNaijanBlog:
An herbalist has been sentenced to jail time after the death of a 13-year-old boy with Type 1 diabetes for whom he recommended treatment with herbs instead of lifesaving insulin, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Monday.

In August 2014, Timothy Morrow visited the boy -- then gravely sick with diabetes complications -- and told his parents not to give him the insulin a pediatrician had prescribed. Instead, Morrow recommended herbal products he sold.

The boy died the next day following a cardiac arrest, which a medical examiner said could have been prevented with proper medical treatment, according to the statement by Feuer's office.

"This case underscores the serious health and safety risks of taking medical advice from someone who lacks a license and the proper training that goes with it," Feuer said in the statement Monday.

Morrow was sentenced to 120 days in county jail, having been found guilty of practicing medicine without a license. He also pleaded no contest to another count involving child abuse. Both are misdemeanor charges, according to Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the city attorney's office.

In addition, Morrow will be on 48 months of informal probation, pay a fine of $5,000, include warning labels on his own herbal products, pay for the cost of the boy's funeral and complete a yearlong counseling program for child abusers. Morrow was advised that, if he's implicated in any deaths in the future, he could face murder charges.

Morrow will also have to remove any media of his that champions herbs over medical treatment. For example, in YouTube videos, he claims that "insulin is very poison to the system" and that watermelon, zucchini and green beans are "natural insulin."

CNN affiliate KABC reports that the boy's mother, Maria Madrigal, said at trial this month that she trusted Morrow's medical advice and attended his classes.

"He told me no, no, not to listen to them, that everything was fine," Madrigal said. "He assured me that his life was not at risk."

She does not face charges, according to Mateljan.

Source: ABC news.
A herbalist...

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by NOETHNICITY(m): 2:29pm On Feb 28, 2019
How can a boy of 13yrs ve diabetes?
Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by oboy81: 2:31pm On Feb 28, 2019
Shit Like this Happens Daily in Nigeria
Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by manny4life(m): 2:35pm On Feb 28, 2019
NOETHNICITY:
How can a boy of 13yrs ve diabetes?

Anyone can be diabetic and with the processed foods here, it's often as a result of the eating habit.
Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by Nobody: 2:52pm On Feb 28, 2019
This herbalist looks sophisticated shocked
Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by Baselm: 2:56pm On Feb 28, 2019
Kingsleydr:


Guy that dude doesn't even deserve shit , all the blames and sentencing should be on the stupid parent that took the herbalist to thier child not only that but also took medical advise from someone with no medical license while ignoring one from a medical professional.the blood of that young lad is on his parent.. I can understand thier eagerness to immediately halt their child the suffering but that was just too unwise and stupid.

they just used the poor dude as scape goat, if the medicine had been working, they wouldn't leave it for his herb.

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Re: American Herbalist Sentenced To Prison After Death Of Diabetic Boy (Photo) by ipobarethieves: 3:07pm On Feb 28, 2019
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