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.
Faith healers, who claim that God has anointed them to heal the sick and — in some cases — to raise the dead as well, have been notably absent lately. Are they scared of Ebola?
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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.
Jailed FLDS cult leader Warren Jeffs is hospitalized. A mother convicted together with her husband for the faith healing death of their young son starts her prison sentence.
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Herbert and Catherine Schaible are sent to prison for the faith healing death of their 2nd child.
But the abusive church they belong to — a cult of Christianity — continues unhindered.
When it comes to issues of child abuse or neglect, followers of Christian Science — which is neither ‘Christian’ nor ‘science’ — should be held to the same standards as members of other groups.
A lawmaker in Washington state has introduced a bill that would eliminate a ‘faith healing’ exemption for Christian Scientists.
An ongoing series of preventable deaths among children of parents who belong to a religious sect, have prompted an Idaho lawmaker to draft a bill that addresses how the state deals with the issue of faith healing when minors are involved.
In 2011 the State of Oregon passed a similar bill in response to numerous child deaths at the same church.
A couple belonging to a church that eschews medical care in favor of faith healing is facing manslaughter charges in the death of their 12-year-old daughter.
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A couple whose 11-year-old daughter died of diabetes because they chose of treat her with prayer instead of securing proper medical help has lost a final appeal of their separate convictions.
At a January hearing a judge will decide wether the couple will have to serve jail time as stipulated in their unusual sentence.
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.
Herbert Schaible, charged — together with his wife, Catherine — with third degree murder
in the faith healing death of their 7-month old son, has been denied bail and will remain in jail.
Former members of First Century Gospel Church, which teaches that a person’s salvation depends on trusting God to heal without medical help or medicine, refer to the church as a cult.
Two of its members will soon stand trial on murder charges in the ‘faith healing’ death of their 7-month old son.
For faith healers there is no protection when faith and law collide, one legal expert says in reference to the case of Herbert and Catherine Schaible, who have been charged with third degree murder in the death of their 8-month-old son.
The parents charged with murder in the faith healing death of the 8-month old son have had their bail revoked. They face 40+ years in prison..
And jury deliberations in the trial of Malcolm John Fraser, assistant pastor of the Sound Doctrine Church in Enumclaw, Washington, may begin Tuesday.
The death of an 8-month old son of a Philadelphia ‘faith healing’ couple already on probation for the negligence death of another child has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible have been charged with third-degree murder.
Seven children of a Herbert and Catherine Schaible, couple under investigation in the death of their 8-month old son, have received court-ordered medical examinations and any needed immunizations.
The Schaible’s are members of the First Century Gospel Church, which teaches that a person’s salvation depends on trusting God to heal without medical help or medicine.
Prosecutors are awaiting the autopsy results of an 8-months-old boy whose ‘faith healing only’ parents are on probation in the 2009 death of their 2-year-old son.
The parents attend a church whose false teachings regarding faith, healing and salvation are a form of spiritual abuse.
A faith healing couple who are members of a church that shuns doctors and medicine have lost a second child.
Convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment, two years ago the couple were sentenced to probation under the stipulation that they schedule regular medical appointments for all their children.
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