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June 7, 2019

The US needs to also prosecute people who let their children die for religious reasons.

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Family, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 06:26

Religious Fundamentalists Who Let 14-Month-Old Son Die Get 32 Months in Prison

Religious Fundamentalists Who Let 14-Month-Old Son Die Get 32 Months in Prison

John Clark was brought to hospital with a blistering rash covering most of his body.

Medical witnesses testified that if the boy had seen doctors earlier, he almost certainly would have survived.

A forensic pathologist’s report said he was malnourished and died from a staph infection.

In handing down the sentence Wednesday, Justice Paul Jeffrey said the couple displayed regret and genuine remorse over John’s death.“In most every respect the offenders are described as model citizens, compassionate of others, amazing parents,” he said.

They’re model citizens… if you just ignore the murder of their child.

The malnourishment was reportedly caused by the parents’ extreme interpretation of the Seventh-day Adventist religion, which they believe requires a strict vegan diet. Because of their misguided faith, they attempted to treat a staph infection with vegetables rather than going to a doctor.

The trial jury was also shown screenshots of online searches for natural remedies for gangrene, such as cabbage leaves and cayenne.

Prosecutors argued the Clarks waited too long to take the seriously ill boy to hospital and their sentence should send a message of denunciation and deterrence.

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