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Man who allowed daughter to die in faith healing attempt freed from jail


ReligionNewsBlog.com • Wednesday September 23, 2009

A man who failed to provide medical care to his dying daughter in favor of attempts at faith healing has been freed from jail after serving six days short of two months.

Carl Worthington, who treated his dying 15-month-old daughter Ava with faith healing rather than taking her to a doctor, was convicted of second-degree criminal mistreatment.

Both he and his wife Raylene had originally been charged with charged with second-degree manslughter and criminal mistreatment.

The Worthington’s are members of the Followers of Christ church — considered to be theologically a cult of Christianity that has left a trail of death children its wake.

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