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Couple charged with Felony Murder after 10-month Old Daughter dies of Malnutrition due to Religious Beliefs

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An American couple has been charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse for allegedly allowing their 10-month-old daughter die after refusing to seek medical help for religious reasons.

Child Protective Services filed a neglect lawsuit against Tatiana Fusari and Seth Welch on Monday and if convicted, they are getting life sentence without parole.

Daily Mail UK reports that 10-month-old Mary was found on Thursday by first responders with sunken eyes and cheeks and confirmed dead in her crib. A Friday autopsy revealed she died of malnutrition and dehydration due to neglect by her parents.

The parents admitted noticing their daughter was skinny and underweight as early as a month before her death but did not seek medical attention for her “for fear of having Child Protective Services called, lack of faith and trust in medical services and religious reasons,” court documents reveal.

The report also confirms that before Mary’s death, Seth had constantly expressed his distrust of doctors, dismissing them as ‘priesthoods of the medical cult’. Mary is the couple’s third child.

He revealed in a Facebook post that he had refused to let his children get vaccinated because ‘God is sovereign over disease’.

Seth, on the day that Mary died, wrote on Facebook:

Heart is about shattered right now.

Woke up to Mary dead in her bed this morning – this evening had our children removed and placed on “no contact” because Tati and I are the worst parents ever – Thankfully they are with grandma and grandpa

Just numb inside right now. And I’m really enjoying the loving embrace of an isolation cell from the cops and government employees who keep assuring me “they are only here to help”.

A video clip of the shocked look on the faces of the couple while the judge read them their charges has since flooded the internet.

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4 Comments

  1. Of Mice and Men

    August 8, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    This, right here, is the outcome of placing common sense on the altar of twisted ancient doctrines that have little or no empirical evidence.
    Ultimately, religion will be the death of us, and the dearth of our progress as a human race.

    • Cocoa

      August 8, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      “Religion will be the death of you and the death of your progress as a human being”

      I hope from this paraphrase using your exact words but inserting only YOU, your eyes are opened to see the curse you are declaring on your life.

      When you speak, especially when its foolish talk, please speak for yourself only.

      P.s: Nowhere does God tell anyone to starve their child or not take them to hospital. Some humans may be prone to foolishness…NEVER GOD.

    • didi

      August 9, 2018 at 7:55 am

      This action of theirs makes it look like believing inmthe power of God is foolish but its not. They did not apply wisdom or common sense which brings embarrassment to christianity but it doesn’t make christianity wrong, we have come to stay solidly. I pray God forgives them and gives them another chance in life.

  2. Mrs chidukane

    August 8, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Ignorance of the law is not an excuse. If you were distrustful of doctors, why didn’t you treat your child properly and take every necessary precaution to ensure their optimum health and safety? The guy thinks its a joke. Sickos. May her poor soul rest in peace. So pissed.

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