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
During a hearing, a Philadelphia homicide detective detailed Louis Hartdegen’s initial statement and the subsequent investigation that led to Hartdegen’s arrest.
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 judge orders the couple to remain in custody as they await a preliminary hearing next month.
Opening statements and the start of testimony are underway in one of the most gruesome and disturbing criminal cases in Philadelphia history.
A West Philadelphia doctor charged with running an abortion clinic, in which one patient and sevent infants were allegedly murdered, was ordered by a judge on Friday to explain why he and his wife have yet to retain a lawyer.
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.