Mother who starved her baby to death after her ‘controlling’ boyfriend demanded he be ‘fed in the sun’ found guilty of neglect as partner faces torture trial
- Oxana Mironova followed the opinions of her blog partner on raw food, Maxim Lyutyi
- The child – aged less than a month – died of “pneumonia and wasting”
A mother who starved her baby to death after her “controlling” boyfriend demanded their newborn live on sunlight rather than food has been found guilty of negligence.
Oxana Mironova, 33, allegedly followed the opinions of her partner, Maxim Lyutyi, 43, a raw food blogger. He faces a separate trial, accused of torturing his newborn baby.
The child, Kosmos, died of “pneumonia and emaciation” after the couple failed to feed him properly, the court heard.
Mironova admitted her guilt and repented for the death of her son aged less than a month, a spokesman for the court in Armavir, Russia, said.
She was sentenced to two years of “correctional labor” after being found guilty of child neglect and neglect of maternal duties, which led to Kosmos starving to death.
Oxana Mironova (pictured), 33, was found guilty of allowing her son to starve to death by following her partner’s beliefs that the baby should live on sunlight rather than food.
Mironova (right), 33, admitted her guilt and repented for the death of her son. Lyutyi (left) faces separate trial, accused of torturing her newborn
The boy – around a month old – died when his parents took him to hospital. In the photo: Mironova with the police
Lifestyle coach Maxim Lyutyi, 43, wanted to raise the newborn on prana – a diet in which people go without food or water for a long time and “feed on the sun”, it was claimed.
He is accused of preventing Mironova from breastfeeding the child.
“He wanted to experiment on the child, feed him only with the sun, then announce to others that this is how you can eat,” said Galina, Oxana’s mother, who accuses him of leading a “ sect”.
“I was against my daughter being part of this sect. I felt everything and told her that Maxim was crazy, but she didn’t listen to me.
“Oxana lived there like a guinea pig. Each time she became colder to me….
“She was his slave.”
Shot media reported that in his pre-trial detention center he ate meat, his favorite dish being pasta with stew.
Video shows him in court earlier this year, detained on suspicion of torturing children.
Lifestyle coach Maxim Lyutyi (pictured), 43, wanted to raise the newborn on prana – a diet in which people go without food or water for a long time and “feed on the sun”, he said. – we asserted.
Lyutyi (photo) is the author of books on methods of “cleansing the body”
Lyutyi is known as a “radical raw food fanatic.” He is the author of methods of “cleansing the body”.
He and his partner founded a club called “The Living Man” intended to help Russians “improve their health and solve their personal problems.”
He is described as a “master of working with the body and consciousness” and offers “healing” to his clients.
Another close friend of Mironiva said: “Oxana told me she was afraid of him. She wanted to leave him several times, but he held her back…
“He wanted to raise (his son) to become a man who only eats the sun.”
Oxana’s cousin Olesya Nikolayeva said: “He forced her not to feed the baby.
“Her boyfriend believed the sun nourished the baby.
“Oxana was secretly trying to breastfeed the baby, but she was very afraid of Maxim.
“How is it possible to feed the baby with sunlight?
“A baby needs its mother’s milk.”
He had given birth at home, refusing to let Oxana go to the maternity ward.
They finally decided to take the emaciated child to the doctor, but it was too late and the baby died on the way.