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8 Children Who Died Because Of Their Negligent Parents

on Jan, 10 2017 in Heartbreaking 6360 views
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#1 The faith healing-couple who let their children die without medical intervention

Herbert and Catherine Schaible are members of a small Pentecostal community in Pennsylvania that believe in faith healing—the concept that if God wants someone to live, he will save them. They also believe using medicine is a way of ignoring God's will.

In 2009, the Schaible's lost their two-year-old to pneumonia, after insisting on praying for him, rather than taking him to a doctor. They were charged with involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to ten years probation, with the caveat that they must seek medical care if another child fell ill.

That didn't work. In 2014, they were brought before the yet court again with third-degree murder charges for refusing to take their eight-month-old to the doctor. The couple pleaded no contest and were sentenced to seven years in prison. Their seven surviving children were put in the care of relatives and foster parents.

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