A Philadelphia man charged with murder after losing two sons to untreated pneumonia told police he believes in “divine healing,” not medicine, to “break the devil’s power.”
Herbert and Catherine Schaible were ordered held without bail Friday on third-degree murder charges in the April death of their 8-month-old son, Brandon.
The Schaibles had been required to get their children medical care as part of their probation in the 2009 death of 2-year-old Kent. They are both third-generation members of First Century Gospel Church.
Former college professor Vincent Bertolini was the jury foreman from their earlier case, when they were convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
Bertolini expected city officials to closely monitor the family afterward. But he admits the family can’t be watched 24 hours a day.