Parents belived Prayers would heal their newborn daughter

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Parents belived Prayers would heal their newborn daughter

Newborn daughter died, parents charged of murder and criminal mistreatment…

The mum gave birth to twins, both female, at her parents home. Present at birth was midwives, family members and several members of “Followers of Christ Church” , a religious cult that forbids their members to seek medical help and instead believes that Prayers and Oils will do the work.

Short time after the birth one of the twins developed breathing complications and died a few hours later.

An autopsy was done and it showed that her lungs were not developed enough to work on their own and that the lungs had collapsed.

The mum have an sister that in 2011 after a similar case was sentenced to six years in prison.

Around 60 people including family members were at the home for the birth, No one called for help.

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