I agree Cofty (dammit, as usual, I would love to find something you say that I can demolish !) but deep inside I have a gut feeling that maybe the Doctors in this case were doing the usual N.H.S thing of looking at the cost first.
I do wonder too if the Doctor (s) here were feeling that past experience with JW's was a factor to consider when addressing the family's wishes, he (they) may have had to overide JW's silly ideas in the past, and may have felt this was another such occasion.
I am quite sure that all concerned in the case want the very best outcome for the little boy, medical staff, the police, and of course the family.
As we all do here too I am sure, as you say, we can wait and see, that is if we ever learn everything about it, the Media drop this sort of thing in no time for fresh tragedies.