Gloria Thomas, from Sydney, Australia, died aged nine months after suffering from severe eczema.

A court heard that the skin condition left her vulnerable and she developed an eye infection that killed her.

Her parents, Thomas Sam, a homeopath, and Manju Sam, were found guilty of manslaughter by gross criminal negligence by a jury at the New South Wales Supreme Court.

This is a desperately sad story and my first instinct was to say "why prosecute the parents, surely they have suffered enough for their mistake?"

But then I read some of the evidence given in court.

The Sydney Morning Herald says: "By the time she died, she was the weight of an average three-month-old, her body was covered with angry blotches and her once black hair had turned completely white."

Despite this, the parents had carried on with homeopathic remedies and abandoned conventional medications.