Thursday, May 23, 2013

Faith Healing Couple Charged With 3rd Degree Murder In Death of Second Child

UPI reports that in Philadelphia, prosecutors yesterday charged Catherine and Herbert Schaible with third degree murder in the faith healing death of their 7-month old son who died of bacterial pneumonia and dehydration. (See prior posting.)  The charges came after the medical examiner ruled Tuesday that the death was a homicide. The couple had previously been convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years' probation in the death of another of their children for whom they failed to seek medical treatment. The couple belong to the First Century Gospel Church which teaches that illness is to be healed through prayer.