Pa. Faith-Healing Parents Convicted Of Manslaughter.


The parents of a Pennsylvania toddler who died in November 2016 of pneumonia after they refused to treat their child due to their religious beliefs were convicted in March of involuntary manslaughter.

Jonathan Foster and his wife, Grace Foster, were convicted in a Berks County court of child endangerment. The parents, according to a police affidavit, said that the death of their daughter, Ella Grace, was "God's will."

The Associated Press (AP) reported that the Fosters' defense attorneys argued that they thought their daughter had symptoms of a cold, not pneumonia. The Fosters, however, are members of the Faith Tabernacle Congregation, a group that discourages its members from seeking...

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