An Oregon couple pleaded guilty Monday to negligent homicide in the case of their infant daughter, for whom they skipped medical treatment in favor of prayer.
Travis Lee Mitchell and Sarah Mitchell failed to seek medical treatment for their premature, infant daughter Ginnifer in 2017 who struggled to breathe for hours after being birthed at home and subsequently died, due to their church’s belief in relying solely on faith healing without modern medicine.
The court sentenced the Mitchells to nearly seven years in prison, with credit for the 13 months they have spent in custody thus far, and three years of post prison supervision.
While the couple was familiar with a similar case of child death in their church and did not seek medical attention for their twin infant daughters, they did seek medications, vaccinations, and wellness checks for their dog and cat, according to prosecutors. Read more at The Daily Caller.