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.
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.
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.
At the time, the couple was on probation for the 2009 manslaughter death of a two-year-old son under similar circumstances.
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
A judge OK’s house arrest for a faith healing mom charged with the murder of her son, the second son to die when Herbert and Catherine Schaible allegedly chose prayer over medical treatment.
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.
The Schaible’s are due at the Criminal Justice Center Friday morning and prosecutors are making efforts to keep them behind bars until their trial.
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.
Last Thursday, their 8-month-old son died in their home.
A Philadelphia couple — serving 10 years’ probation for the 2009 death of their toddler after they turned to prayer instead of a doctor — has violated their probation now that another of their children has died.
A Philadelphia couple who relied on prayer, not medicine, to cure their dying child have been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.