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Religious Beliefs

A father was properly convicted of manslaughter for the death of his 12-year-old daughter, an Oregon appeals court ruled. The man and his wife did not seek medical care for their child, who died of ketoacidosis. The lower court properly introduced evidence the man avoided traditional medical care due to his religious beliefs and “looked to God to heal the body.”

SALEM, Ore. – A father was properly convicted of manslaughter for the death of his 12-year-old daughter, an Oregon appeals court ruled. The man and his wife did not seek medical care for their child, who died of ketoacidosis. The lower court properly introduced evidence the man avoided traditional medical care due to his religious beliefs and “looked to God to heal the body.”

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