Thursday, November 12, 2015
In England, Couple Sentenced To Prison In Faith Healing Death of Their Daughter
In England yesterday, a court in Nottingham sentenced Brian and Precious Kandare to nine and one-half and eight years respectively in the faith healing death of their 8-month old daughter. According to the Wolverhampton Express & Star, the couple were members of the Apostolistic Church of God. The husband was a pastor in the church. Despite some nursing training on the part of the mother, the couple believed that evil spirits were causing their infant daughter not to thrive. Instead of seeking medical help, they relied on ritual and prayer in accordance with the church's teaching. They ignored advice to give their daughter vitamin supplements, missed appointments for health check ups, and took the daughter to a faith healer as her condition worsened. The daughter died of severe malnutrition.