Parents denied girl cancer treatment

West Australian schoolgirl Tamar Jemima Stitt was battling liver cancer when her parents denied her chemotherapy in favour of alternative therapies in El Salvador. She died two months later.

An inquest is being held to determine the circumstances surrounding the 10-year-old girl's death in November 2009 and whether it could have been prevented if she had been given medical treatment in Perth.

In her opening address on Monday, counsel assisting the coroner Kate Ellson said Arley Stitt took her daughter to San Salvador in September 2009 - the night before the WA Supreme Court was due to decide if