Thursday, June 13, 2013

Judge Refuses To Dismiss Faith Healing Parents Murder Case

According to Reuters, a Philadelphia Municipal Court judge yesterday ruled that the murder and involuntary manslaughter case against Herbert and Catherine Schaible should proceed to trial.  The couple, charged in the faith-healing death of their 7-month old child, had sought to have the charges dismissed on the ground that they did not know their child was sick enough to die, and thus there was no gross negligence or malice. The couple had previously been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the faith healing death of another of their children. (See prior related posting.)