Herbert and Catherine Schaible Get Probation For Allowing Son to Die Without Medical Help
Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 8:00 am
|Herbert Schaible figured prayer was way better than medicine in treating his sick son.|
Two weeks after he got sick, they found him dead in his bed. "We tried to fight the devil, but in the end the devil won," Herbert Schaible told homicide detectives.
Yet after being convicted of manslaughter, a judge let them off light, as often happens in cases involving religious nuts. She sentenced them both to 10 year of probation, rather than the slam. Under the conditions, they have 30 days to take their kids to a doctor, and must now take them in even if they just have a cold. They must also provide their children's medical records to any probation officer who wants them.
Under church doctrine, it's considered a sin to seek medical help. But there's little doubt another child will die in the future. In 1991, when a measles epidemic swept the area, 8 kids died. Each one's parents attended either First Century Gospel or the nearby Faith Tabernacle, which also doesn't believe in medicine.
See our last story from the Religion file: Sister Mary Turcotte, NY Nun, Falsely Claims Brutal Rape to Hide Her Affair.