Jeffrey and Marci Beagley were charged with negligent homicide for failing to bring their son, Neal, to a doctor, due to their religious beliefs. Neal died from complications of a urinary tract infection that eventually caused his heart to stop on June 18th.
"Had he received proper medical care, he'd be alive today," said prosecutor Greg Horner said during opening arguments Tuesday.
His parents tried to heal him with prayer instead of modern medicine. As Neal's condition worsened, his urinary tract became inflamed and closed off. He was unable to urinate, which made his bladder and kidneys stop functioning and then toxins backed up into his blood stream.
Why didn't they just waterboard him on behalf of God? These religious nuts have now killed two members of their family. Three months earlier they talked their daughter Raylene into "faith healing" their deceased 1 year old granddaughter Ava. Jeff and Marci Beagley also fancy themselves as educators - homeschooling their brood.