Parents told police they don’t believe in medical treatment for religious reasons.
They have been charged after their two-year-old daughter died from pneumonia, shares Daily Mail.
The parents told investigators that they do not believe in medications and doctors and ‘as part of their faith they do not believe in any medical treatment.’
Their daughter Ella Grace Foster died November 8, at the family’s home.
Jonathan and Grace Foster are being charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.
Pediatric cases of pneumonia are typically caused by viruses and often begin after an upper respiratory tract infection.
Children who contract pneumonia caused by bacteria becoming sick very quickly and present high fevers. It was not clear which Ella had before her death.
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