‘Master herbalist’ to stand trial in boy’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described “master herbalist” is set to stand trial for his role in the death of a 13-year-old boy.

KABC-TV reports the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office charged Tim Morrow earlier this year with misdemeanor charges of child abuse resulting in death and practicing medicine without a license following the death of Edgar Lopez in 2014.

Investigators say Lopez’s mother, Maria Madrigal, told them she took her son off his prescribed insulin about three months after his initial diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes because Morrow had assured her Lopez’s diabetes could be better controlled with herbs.

The 84-year-old Morrow, who has pleaded not guilty, is free on $100,000 bail. He continues to sell those herbs online and out of his Torrance shop.

No trial date has been set for Morrow.


Information from: KABC-TV, http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/

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