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Pa. duo pleads no contest in 2nd child's death



Published: Thu, November 14, 2013 @ 3:50 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fundamentalist Christian couple from Philadelphia has pleaded no contest to third-degree murder in the faith-healing death of their infant, nearly four years after they were put on probation for the similar death of a toddler.

The probation in the f2009 case Herbert and Catherine Schaible to seek immediate medical help if another child was sick or injured. But prosecutors say they instead prayed over their 8-month-old son Brandon before he died of pneumonia in April.

The couple’s defense attorney says today’s no contest plea will enable her to further explain their religious beliefs before they’re sentenced in February.

The Schaibles were sentenced to 10 years’ probation after they were convicted by a jury of involuntary manslaughter in the January 2009 pneumonia death of their 2-year-old son, Kent.


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1Ytownnative(1036 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

Ever think a doctor may have been the answer to those prayers?

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2DwightK(1256 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

The Lord helps those who help themselves. He isn't going to put the medicine right into the child. You actually have to get off your butt and drive to the doctor for that. Thank Him for the doctors and medicine after the child has been treated.

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