An Italian news reporter with close ties to the Evans family is reporting that young Alfie was given four separate drug injections just hours before his death.
“According to Italian newspaper La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, a nurse entered the child’s cubicle after his father Tom had been called aside and gave him four drugs,” said a LifeSiteNews report. “A source close to the family told LifeSiteNews that these were injections that were administered to Alfie after Tom had been summoned for an unusual middle-of-the-night meeting with the hospital. The child died two hours later.”
Several physicians are alarmed at the report that four drugs were administered at once. One or two drugs, they say, would have been normal to sedate Evans or provide pain relief. But four is mysterious. They have recommended that an independent toxicology report be conducted.
Evans survived for more than 100 hours after being forced off life support by the British government, only for his health to decline rapidly after receiving the four injections.
“Before he died, while Tom [Alfie’s father] was away for a moment, leaving Kate [Alfie’s mother] half-asleep and another family member in the room, a nurse entered and explained that she would give the child four drugs (no-one knows which) to treat him,” Benedetta Frigerio wrote.
Frigerio is an the Italian journalist who covered the Evans saga in its entirety, and was instrumental in setting up a meeting between Tom Evans and Pope Francis. The Italian government offered to fly Evans to Italy and provide him with experimental treatment for free, which was disallowed by government officials in the UK.
Frigerio notes that she cannot be sure whether Evans’ life ended naturally after being taken off of life support, or whether the drug cocktail killed him.
Evans, age 23 months, had a rare degenerative brain condition that was deemed incurable. Doctors at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England concluded that it was futile to keep him on life support.
After a court battle, the British government ruled that Evans could receive no further treatment.