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Church of God in Upland
Couple Sentenced in Faith Healing Death
Richard and Agnes Wiebe, members of the Church of God in Upland, have been sentenced to a year in jail and five years’ probation by San Bernardino (CA) County Judge Gerard Brown for allowing their sick baby to die of bacterial meningitis. The couple chose prayer alone to deal with the illness because their church shuns medical treatment. The Wiebes had pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child abuse. [csr 2.3 2003]

Their probation requires they attend parenting classes and refrain from associating with any convicted felons except Daniel Layne, the reformed heroin addict who leads their church. (AP, Internet, 9/15/03) [csr 2.3 2003]