Dale and Shannon Hickman are 30 years of age afflicted parents. However, both were convicted in 2011 of second-degree murder for the death of his son, David, who died nine hours after his birth at home in 2009. Last week, a judge rejected an appeal by the couple, saying again that they could have done more to try to save his son.
His son David was born two months premature with underdeveloped lungs and a staph infection he had received from his mother while she was pregnant. He died after having trouble breathing and turning blue-writing Hickmans are both members of a church healing by faith in Oregon clouds in controversy. As heard in the video above, its members have an unusually high number of deaths of children due to their practice of faith healing.
The use of the Hickmans made last week was based on his conviction, arguing that the prosecution had the burden of proving the couple knew their religious beliefs could cause the death of his son, the New York Daily News reported.
During the trial of the couple 2011, a doctor said the baby David would have had a “99 percent chance” of surviving the couple had called 911 or a doctor. The baby died of pneumonia officially staphylococcus, which could have been treated.
Mr. Hickman said he did not call 911 because he was praying. The couple never considered taking the baby to the hospital, prosecutors said. Instead, he anointed the sick child with oils. Shannon Hickman said he had no choice but to do what her husband said that because of the rules of the church.
The Hickmans conviction ‘on charges of second-degree murder usually requires a mandatory minimum sentence of six years in prison, but because of a religious exemption in state law that had not expired in 2011, only they can receive 18 months’ imprisonment and a fine of $ 250,000.
Two other church fathers were sentenced earlier this year for not seeking medical care for her young daughter.
She had a growth that could have left blind in one eye -. They were sentenced to three months in prison