Faith Healing

(Herbert and Catherine Schaible.  Photos from Phila. DA)

Phila. Judge Stands By Sentence For Faith-Healing Couple Whose Sons Died

Herbert and Catherine Schaible pleaded “no contest” in the death of their young son. They had tried to heal him with prayer instead of medical care. Another of their children had died earlier in similar circumstances.

03/14/2014

(Herbert and Catherine Schaible.  Photos from Phila. DA)

Prison For Phila. Couple Who Chose Prayer Over Medical Care For Dying Son

Herbert and Catherine Schaible had previously pleaded “no contest” in connection with the death of their son, Brandon, who died as the couple prayed for him to be healed but never took him to a doctor or a hospital for medical care.

02/19/2014

(Herbert and Catherine Schaible.  Photos from Phila. DA)

2013 IN REVIEW: Phila. Couple Chooses Prayer, Not Doctor, For Dying Son

Herbert and Catherine Schaible are awaiting sentencing after admitting they chose prayer over medicine, leading to the death of their seven-month-old son last April.

12/27/2013

(Herbert and Catherine Schaible.  Photos from Phila. DA)

Sentencing Set For Philadelphia Couple After Second Child Dies Of Neglect

At the time, the couple was on probation for the 2009 manslaughter death of a two-year-old son under similar circumstances.

11/14/2013

(Herbert and Catherine Schaible.  Photos from Phila. DA)

Murder Charges Retained Against NE Phila. Faith-Healing Couple

Their infant son died from dehydration and pneumonia in April, but the defense had argued there wasn’t the evidence of malice necessary to support a third-degree murder charge against Herbert and Catherine Schaible

08/07/2013

(credit: Philadelphia District Attorney's Office)

‘Faith Healing’ Couple Expected To Appear In Court Today

Authorities say seven month old Brandon Schiable died on April 18th from dehydration and bacterial pneumonia. According to the DA, instead of caring and nurturing him, his parents caused his death by praying instead of taking him to the doctor.

06/12/2013

(Herbert and Catherine Schaible.  Photos from Phila. DA)

Judge Orders Faith-Healing Couple Facing Murder Charges Be Held Without Bail

At a bail hearing Friday, Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner ordered them held without bail. He says they’re a flight risk.

05/24/2013

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Couple Guilty of Manslaughter In Son’s Death After Choosing Faith Healing

A Northeast Philadelphia couple has been convicted in connection with the pneumonia death of their two-year-old son. The defendants chose god and prayer over medicine.

12/11/2010

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