Tag: Dale and Shannon Hickman

Oregon City couple plead not guilty in faith-healing death of their infant son

Shannon and Dale Hickman Two members of a church that preaches faith-healing pleaded not guilty Monday to manslaughter charges for failing to provide medical care to their infant son, who died shortly after his premature birth.

Dale and Shannon Hickman are the third couple identified as members of the Followers of Christ Church to face criminal charges in the death of a child during the past two years.

Another Followers of Christ couple indicted in death of a child

Shannon and Dale Hickman An Oregon City couple will face charges of second-degree manslaughter in the faith-healing death of their newborn son, the third such fatality involving the Followers of Christ church in the past two years.

The state medical examiner’s office reported after a series of similar incidents in the 1990s that more than 20 children of church members had died in recent decades from preventable or curable illnesses.