A mother who was jailed for killing her four-year-old son has lost her unborn baby girl as she fights for life in a coma in hospital.
Heidi Strbak, who was jailed for nine years for the manslaughter of Tyrell Cobb in 2009, collapsed while pregnant in January this year at her Gold Coast home after having complained of feeling ill after her Covid vaccination.
She suffered catastrophic head injuries in her fall and remains in a coma.
Her unborn baby Grace tragically died on Wednesday after reaching the 32-week mark, Strbak’s devastated family told the Courier Mail as they fight to keep Heidi alive.
Heidi Strbak who was jailed for killing her four-year-old son has lost her unborn baby girl as she fights for life in a coma in hospital
Little Tyrell died in 2009 after suffering blunt force trauma to his stomach. Both his parents served four year jail sentences over his death, though Strbak denied causing his injuries.
After collapsing in January at the home she shared with her parents and new partner, Strbak suffered life-threatening head injuries.
Her father Jan Strbak, claimed she suffered a heart attack and said she was ‘a young, strong, healthy and vibrant mum’ who complained of feeling ill after her December 31 jab.
Mr Strbak also added that his daughter was due to see a heart specialist only days before the fall which has been treated as an accident.
On January 22, emergency crews were called to a property at Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast at about 7:30am after reports a woman had been ‘seriously injured’.
Heidi Strbak, 38, was jailed for nine years for the manslaughter of little Tyrell Cobb (pictured together) but was let out on appeal after serving just over three years of the original sentence
Mr Strbak has detailed how the family has since applied for alternative medicines in a desperate attempt to save Heidi.
A request that she be given a Chinese traditional medicine was denied because it was not approved for use in Australian hospitals.
Heidi Strbak’s father, Jan, has detailed how the family has applied for alternative medicines to be used to save her
Similarly a plea for Mannatech Ambrose Complex Powder supplement to be given, a product reputed to enhance brain activity, was rejected for the same reason.
Mr Strbak said the family now wants CBD cannabis oil to be given to his daughter.
A ruling has not yet been made on that request.
Mr Strbak wrote to the CEO of Gold Coast Health urging the authority to allow the use of alternative medicines and outlining the family’s determination to help his daughter and unborn granddaughter before her death.
‘We know how strong our daughter was, and we were willing to look after her and her child’s possible impairment,’ his letter said.
Little Tyrell died after suffering blunt force trauma to his stomach. Both his parents served four year jail sentences over his death, though Strbak denied causing his injuries.
Strbak was freed from jail in 2020 after her term was reduced after successfully appealing the nine-year sentence in the High Court.
The mother had spent 1,148 days behind bars.
Tyrell died after Strbak and her then de facto husband Matthew Scown failed to seek timely medical treatment for the sick boy.
He had been vomiting following a blow to his abdomen, which tore open his small intestine.
Strbak pleaded guilty to the manslaughter charge on the basis she did not seek medical treatment.
A Supreme Court judge ruled the prosecution had not proved Strbak was responsible for her son’s injuries.
The top of her Facebook profile reads ‘You know my name, not my story. You’ve heard what I’ve allegedly done, but not what I’ve been through.’
Scown was sentenced to four years behind bars in 2017 for Tyrell’s manslaughter but was immediately released as he had served more than two years in custody.
He was sentenced for being criminally negligent and failing to seek medical treatment for the boy.
Strbak pleaded guilty to the manslaughter charge on the basis she did not seek medical treatment