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2nd child of Pa. couple dies after only praying

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Updated: 4/23/2013 10:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia couple serving probation for the 2009 death of their toddler after they turned to prayer instead of a doctor could face new charges now that another of their children has died.

Herbert and Catherine Schaible belong to a fundamentalist Christian church that believes in faith healing.

Philadelphia Judge Benjamin Lerner said at a hearing they violated the most important condition of their probation: to seek medical care for their remaining children.

The Schaibles have yet to be charged in the death of the 8-month-old boy last week, after he suffered from diarrhea and breathing problems for days. Authorities are awaiting autopsy results.

Catherine Schaible's lawyer says the couple are good parents, and that they are deeply distraught over the loss of another child.

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angels072258 - 4/23/2013 11:23 AM
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I learned a long ago that you can have faith in God and still take your child to a doctor. I believe that God will heal you with the Doctors help. Jesus healed me 2 times with breast cancer and Pulmonary embolism with the help and guidance of doctors. What a tragedy and a shame for those childen.
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