Friday, February 4, 2011

Couple Sentenced for Praying, No Medical Care; Son Died of Pneumonia Due to Lack of Treatment

The Cybercast News Service website reports today (February 4, 2011) that a Protestant fundamentalist Christian couple, who tried relying on prayer to cure their dying toddler, must take their remaining children for medical check-ups as part of their sentence in the boy's death.

A Philadelphia judge also sentenced Herbert and Catherine Schaible to 10 years of probation on February 2.

They were convicted last December of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in the pneumonia death of their 2-year-old son, Kent.

Experts say about a dozen U.S. children die in faith-healing cases each year.

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