Sentencing Is Today For Phily Christian Couple Accused Of Letting Their Son Die

02.02.11 | Sarah Harnisch

  Sentencing is scheduled for today in Philadelphia for a fundamentalist Christian couple convicted of causing the death of their toddler son by failing to get him medical care. Herbert and Catherine Schaible were convicted in December of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in the January 2009 pneumonia death of 2-year-old Kent. Prosecutors said the child could have been saved with basic medical care, but the couple relied on prayer instead. Defense attorneys argued that their clients did not know how sick the child was, and their beliefs played no role in their decision.