A CRUEL mother has been convicted of starving her son to death after following her twisted husband’s beliefs that the baby should “live on sunlight” instead of food.
Newborn Kosmos died from pneumonia and emaciation after Oxana Mironova, 33, and her husband Maxim Lyutyi, 43, failed to properly feed the infant.
Oxana admitted her guilt and repented over the death of her son who was less than one month old, said a court spokesman in Armavir, Russia.
She was sentenced to two years “correctional labour” after being convicted of neglecting the child and failing in her maternal duties, leading to Kosmos’ horrific death.
Raw food blogger Maxim is facing a separate trial as he’s accused of torturing his newborn child.
Lifestyle trainer Maxim allegedly wanted to raise the newborn on prana-eating — a diet in which people go without food and water for a long time and “feed on the sun.”
He is accused of barring Mironova from breastfeeding the child who was in desperate need of food.
Oxana’s mother Galina has accused him of running a “sect”, and said: “He wanted to experiment on the child, feed him purely with the sun, and then advertise it to others that this is how you can eat.
“I was against my daughter being in 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.”
In his pre-trial detention centre, Maxim reportedly eats meat, with his favourite dish being pasta with stew.
A video shows him in court earlier this year detained under suspicion of child torture.
Another relative of Mironiva said: “Oxana told me that she was afraid of him. She wanted to leave him many times, but he held her back…
“He wanted to raise [his son into] a man who only eats the sun.”
Oxana’s cousin Olesya Nikolayeva said: “He forced her not to feed the baby. Her boyfriend believed that the sun was feeding 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?”
The disturbed father even delivered his child at home, refusing to let Oxana leave for a maternity hospital.
They eventually decided to take the emaciated child to doctors but it was too late and the baby died on the way.
The hid her face during the sentencing[/caption]
The poor newborn died of pneumonia and starvation[/caption]
Oxana was convicted by a Russian court[/caption]