The jury hearing the case on the death of Kent Schaible will have more than right and wrong to consider. Mainly: what qualifies as right and wrong. The toddler died in January 2009, and his parents now have to answer to the court about their decision to pray for his recovery rather than seek medical treatment. But are they required by law to raise their son?
That’s the question jury members are asking a judge to answer, according to an Associated Press report. Jurors want to know if raising a child is a moral or legal obligation, and the answer could determine the outcome of the trial.
Herb and Catherine Schaible of Rhawnhurst face more than 10 years in prison for charges of involuntary manslaughter and engangering the welfare of a child.
Feed the Feed: Do you think raising a child is a moral or legal obligation?