Herbert and Catherine Schaible
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.
A Philadelphia couple who believes in faith healing over medicine faces a murder trial in the pneumonia death of their second son in three years.
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.
A Philadelphia judge orders the couple to remain in custody as they await a preliminary hearing next month.
A prayer-healing couple has been charged with third degree murder in the death of their 7-month-old son.
The death of a prayer-healing couple’s 8-month-old son has been ruled a homicide by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner.
The prosecutor alleges that Herbert and Catherine Schaible, now charged with involuntary manslaughter, sought no medical care for their child.