Hetero / Religion
Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father, There Is No Morality Without Religion, O They Will Know We Are Christians By Our...
by Dan Savage
on Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Stand there and do nothing while you watch your kid die? You'll go to jail. Stand there and pray while you watch your kid die? It's all good:
As members of the Church of the First Born, the Swezeys believe in faith healing. They were accused of failing to call a doctor while their 17-year-old son died of a ruptured appendix, and they prayed for him to get better.... The Swezeys were acquitted of second-degree murder after a four-day trial in mid-May, but the jury could not agree on whether the Carlton couple should be convicted of second-degree manslaughter. On Thursday, rather than face a retrial on manslaughter charges, JaLea Swezey pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal mistreatment on Thursday, and Greg Swezey signed papers agreeing to plead guilty to the same crime after two years, if he follows court orders and commits no felonies during that time.