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Faith-healers Let Second Son Die

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Herbert and Catherine Schaible, members of Philadelphia's First Century Gospel Church and believers in faith-healing instead of medical care, were convicted in 2011 in the bacterial-pneumonia death of their 2-year-old son Kent. As a probation condition, they promised medical care for their remaining eight children, but in April, youngest son Brandon died after severe diarrhea and pneumonia, again treated only by prayer. They were arrested and the other kids were taken from the home. The medical examiner called Brandon's death a homicide; the couple also faces five to 10 years in prison for violating probation.

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