Philadelphia Faith-Healing Couple Accused Of Murder Must Stand Trial

Dave Warner of Reuters reports that a Philadelphia faith healing couple, Herbert and Catherine Schaible, accused of murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of their seven-month-old son, must stand trial. “They did nothing to help that child,” said prosecutor Joanne Pescatore. “That’s why it’s murder.” The city medical examiner’s office ruled their infant son died of bacterial pneumonia and dehydration. Although Herbert Schaible could have contacted a medical professional, Reverend Nelson Clark of the Schaibles’ church said that “he felt like any kind of a call was a lack of faith on his part.”

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