Judge Benjamin Lerner
Christopher Murray sat at the defense table wiping away tears, with his head bowed in his hands.
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.
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.
Two young, heroic and terrified women, threatened when they testified in a murder case, left court Thursday dissatisfied and still fearful after the judge imposed sentences of four and seven months on the women who threatened them.
Sharonda Cheeves, at the wheel when a female bystander was struck and killed, has been sentenced to 4-8 years in prison. Her co-defendant, Jesslyn Williams, got 2-4 years.
Von Combs, 14 at the time of the crime, and 17-year-old India Spellman allegedly murdered World War II veteran George Greaves during a robbery.