This is what you need to know about Jeff and Marci Beagley:
They allowed their son to die of an inflammation of his urethra because they figured a god would cure him. Instead of taking him to a doctor for real help, they prayed… and sat back idly while he suffered.
A jury found them guilty of criminally negligent homicide.
The other day, they finally received their sentence:
Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Steven Maurer sentenced Jeffrey and Marci Beagley to 16 months in prison this afternoon, calling the couple’s decision to not seek medical care for their 16-year-old son, Neil Beagley, a “crime that was a product of an unwillingness to respect the boundaries of freedom of religious expression.”
… The sentence also includes three years of post-prison supervision.
A little over a year. They killed their own son and that’s all they have to serve for it.
I saw the video of their sentencing and I felt no sympathy for them.
I just hope this sends a lesson to other parents. Pray for your children’s health if you want, but god won’t help them as much as a good doctor will.
(via Religion Clause)