‘Heaven help us all’: B.C. dad convicted in son’s meningitis death pens open letter

After Ezekiel died, the Stephans moved from Glenwood, Alta. to Nelson, B.C., and returned there after the verdict with their three other boys: eight-year-old Ezra, three-year-old Ephraim and one-year-old Enoch.

NELSON, B.C. – A father found guilty of not providing his ailing toddler with medical care says he worries that others will be arrested if they don’t “fall in line with parenting as seen fit by the government.”

David Stephan wrote a “dear jury” letter on his Facebook page Wednesday, one day after he and his wife were convicted of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their son, Ezekiel, who died of meningitis.

The letter said he deeply loves the jurors and appreciates their time – but they were wrong.