Travis and Wenona Rossiter have been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the faith healing death of Syble Rossiter, their 12-year-old daughter.
The couple belong to the Church of the First Born — theologically a cult of Christianity based on its extreme, unbiblical beliefs regarding faith healing.
A judge has ruled that religious beliefs and practices can be used as evidence in the manslaughter trial of a couple charged with manslaughter in the faith-healing death of their 12-year old daughter.
Travis and Wenona Rossiter belong to the Church of the First Born, which eschews modern medicine in favor of faith healing.
Authorities in Albany, Oregon on Thursday arrested a couple on charges first-and second-degree manslaughter in the death of their 12-year-old daughter.
The couple belongs to the Church of The First Born, which eschews modern medicine in favor of faith healing. The church is part of an nationwide network that is linked to numerous preventable deaths.
A couple charged with manslaughter in the faith-healing death of their 16-year old son, Austin Sprout, were sentenced to five years probation.
Russel and Brandi Bellow are members of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn — part a network of churches that have extremist teachings on the subject of faith healing.
A recent ruling upholding a Washington state law that allows faith healing for Christian Scientists but not other religions will go unchallenged after a couple on trial in the faith healing death of their son accepted a plea.
The religious movement, considered by Christians to be a cult of Christianity, has been able to negotiate exemptions to the health laws in a number of states.
A north-central Washington couple on Thursday agreed to accept a plea deal that spares them jail time but holds them responsible for their teenage son’s death after they failed to call a doctor.
JaLea and Greg Swezey are members of the Church of the First Born, a group of churches whose extreme, unbiblical teachings regarding faith healing has resulted in the needless loss of life.
Susan Grady has been convicted on second-degree manslaughter in the faith healing death of her 9-year-old son, Aaron Grady.
Grady is a member of The General Assemblies and Church of the First Born church, a movement whose extremist teachings regarding faith healing have led to many unnecessary deaths.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, the jury selection process is under way for the trial of a woman accused of relying on faith and prayer, rather than seeking medical care
, to treat her 9-year-old son who died of diabetes-related complications.
Susan Grady is a member of the Church of the First Born — a network of churches whose extremist teachings regarding faith healing have resulted in many unnecessary deaths.
Gregory and Garnet JaLea Swezey have been found not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of their 17-year-old son.
They had been accused of relying on faith healing instead of getting their son proper medical attention
Gregory and Garnet Swezey of Carlton, Washington are on trial on charges of second-degree murder in the death of their 17-year-old son.
Their lawyer: if you ask the Swezeys what they would have done if they knew it was a ruptured appendix, and that their son was dying, “They both say, they don’t know.”
The second-degree murder trial of a faith healing
couple whose teenage son died of a burst appendix is underway.
17-year-old Zachary Swezey died of a burst appendix while his parents and other members of the Church of the First Born prayed for his recovery, and failed to call a doctor or ambulance.
A Washington state law that allows faith healing for Christian Scientists but not other religions is not arbitrary, a judge has ruled.
The decision clears the way for the Tuesday start of a second-degree murder case against a couple whose son died three years ago.
Six siblings in Creswell, Oregon, became wards of the state as their parents await trial in connection with the faith healing death of their teenage son.
The family attends the General Assembly and the Church of the First Born
in Pleasant Hill, which generally believes in using prayer instead of medical care to treat illnesses.
A couple from Carlton, WA pleaded not guilty today to charges of second-degree murder in the death of their 17-year-old son, Zachary Swezey.
Police say Zachary died because his parents failed to call for medical assistance, and relied on prayer instead.
Six children of an Oregon couple arrested in the faith-healing death of their 16-year-old son have been placed in temporary state custody.
Russel and Brandi Bellew each face mandatory prison sentences of six years and three months if convicted of second-degree manslaughter.
A Creswell, Oregon couple charged with second-degree manslaughter in the ‘faith healing’ death of their teenaged son pleaded not guilty in court Monday.
The couple belongs to the General Assembly and the Church of the First Born — a church with a long history of controversial death related to its unbiblical teachings regarding faith healing.
It took the Prosecutors’ Office in Okanogan County, Washington nearly three years to file charges against the parents of a teenager who police say died because the couple failed to call for medical assistance, relying on prayer instead.
Officials say the case was delayed by several priority cases, along with attorney staffing issues.
Just one day after parents in Washington were charged in the faith healing death of the teenaged son, an Oregon couple belonging to the same church have been arrested in the faith healing death of their 16-year-old son.
They belong to a church is known for its unbiblical teachings beliefs regarding faith healing
Parents in Carlton, WA who police say unsuccessfully tried to faith-heal
their son back to health have been charged with second-degree murder.
The charges against Gregory P. Swezey, 47, and Garnet JaLea Swezey, 45, in Okanogan County Superior Court come nearly three years after Zachery, 17, died of a burst appendix at their home on March 18, 2009.