We know you haven’t forgotten the gruesome case of Herbert and Catherine Schaible, the Pennsylvania creationist parents who prayed instead of calling the doctor, and watched as their son died of pneumonia. The two of them were convicted, but only of involuntary manslaughter. They have six other children.
In our previous post about the Schaible couple, Creationist Parents Guilty in Child’s Death, we explored the hard-core creationist teachings of the church they attend. It seems the ol’ devil was responsible, not them.
Today we have a follow-up. In the Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania we read Philly couple to be sentenced in child’s death. It’s a very brief article. Here are two excerpts, with bold added by us:
Sentencing is scheduled Wednesday in Philadelphia for a fundamentalist Christian couple convicted of causing the death of their toddler son by failing to get him medical care.
Wednesday is today, so maybe we’ll be able to report later on their fate. One more excerpt:
Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore declined to tell the Philadelphia Daily News whether she will seek prison time but said she will ask that the couple be required to take their other six children for regular medical checkups.
That prosecutor seems every bit as creepy as the creationist parents. If the state doesn’t make a serious effort to lock those parents up for a long time, the prosecutor would be almost an accomplice if there should be another faith-killing in that family.
Stay tuned, dear reader. If the results of the sentencing make the news, we’ll let you know.
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