Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pennsylvania couple facing possible prison term in alleged faith-related death

A Pennsylvania couple could face up to five or 10 years behind bars for a manslaughter charge, and three-and-a-half to seven years on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child after the 2009 death of their almost three-year-old son.

According to published reports, the prosecutor in the case argued that the child's death could have been prevented if the couple had sought medical assistance instead of relying upon their beliefs in faith healing. During the trial, defense attorneys argued that faith played no part in the parents' decision to forgo medical assistance.

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