“Healing by Faith” Parents Charged With Newborn’s Murder
Two Oregon parents are facing murder charges after refusing to give one of their twin daughters medical treatment. The baby had been born several weeks premature, and the parents elected to try “faith healing.”
Travis Mitchell (21) and Sarah Mitchell (23) have plead not guilty.
Sarah’s sister was sentenced to 6 years in prison in 2011 after refusing to give her child medical care, instead wanting healing by faith.
The Mitchell’s daughter was dead within hours of being born. Nobody called 911, among all the church members, family, and 3 midwives at the house.
The Mitchells are members of the Followers of Christ Church.