((updated 3/1/17 with violet’s list.
((Updated 3/6/17 to answer the question of the parents being Christian. Yes, according THIS article they are of the Romanian Pentecostal Church. Read it for yourself.
Extremist Quacks Get Life Sentences For Murdering Their Diabetic Son
A sad story of religious child abuse and murder that I read of on Reddit this morning.
from the http://www.edmontonjournal.com
Calgary – The painful death of a diabetic boy who was so emaciated he appeared mummified could have been avoided if his parents had not isolated and neglected him for years, a judge said Friday in finding the couple guilty of first-degree murder.
Justice Karen Horner said Emil Radita, 60, and Rodica Radita, 54, were equally guilty of murdering 15-year-old Alexandru.
The boy, who was one of the Raditas’ eight children, weighed less than 37 pounds when he died in 2013 of complications due to untreated diabetes and starvation.
“Mr. and Mrs. Radita intended to and did isolate Alex from anyone who could intervene or monitor his insulin treatment aside from themselves,” said Horner.
“Alex died as a result of bacterial sepsis brought on by extreme starvation. His physical condition at death was not a sudden or quick occurrence but rather took place over months and possibly, probably years.”
Horner said by isolating Alex he was unlawfully confined and totally reliant on his parents. She said it was also clear that the Raditas knew what they were doing in denying him a sufficient amount of insulin and the long-term consequences.
“The evidence underscores that the Raditas were well aware how ill Alex was and still refused to treat his medical condition with proper insulin protocol and medical care,” she said.
“They knew he was dying.”
Neither parent showed any emotion or had a comment during sentencing.
Justice Horner sentenced them to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
“Your actions in starving your son Alex to death are beyond comprehension. You persisted in arrogant confidence…until he was dead.”
Witnesses testified that the Raditas refused to accept that their son had diabetes and failed to treat his disease until he was hospitalized near death in British Columbia in 2003.
B.C. social workers apprehended Alexandru after his October 2003 hospital admission and placed him in foster care — where he thrived — for nearly a year before he was returned to his family, who eventually moved to Alberta.
Patricia MacDonald, the B.C. social worker who fought against Alex being returned to his parents, was in court for the verdict.
‘I’m happy with the verdict. I think that it really is justice for Alex. He went through a horrible ending to his life and I’m glad to see his parents being held accountable,” said MacDonald.
She said she wanted to see the Raditas one final time.
“I just feel like they’re so empty. They’re void of any kind of emotion, any kind of feeling. I’ve never met parents like them in my life.”
Testimony also indicated that after the family moved to Alberta, he was enrolled in an online school program for one year, but never finished. There was no evidence that the boy ever saw a doctor, although he did have an Alberta health insurance number.
The trial heard that the parents’ religious beliefs included not going to doctors.
The day the Alexandru died, the family went to church and said that the boy had died, but that God had resurrected him.
“This was a really difficult case for all involved. The facts that Justice Horner found were such that you really did see the magnitude of Alex’s suffering, how long it was and how extensive it was,” said Crown prosecutor Susan Pepper.
“Certainly the evidence that was presented in court does show that the system and the social safety net in our province and in our country did fail Alex.”
Pepper said she hopes that Alex’s case eventually leads to changes in how children in care are tracked in the future.
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This is what Christian teaching can lead to.
“The prayer of Faith will save the sick”.
“They shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover”
“And the dead shall be raised”
No they won’t. They will die horrible, long and agonizing deaths
Christian Parents, please I beg of you, don’t take the bible at its Word. If you wear glasses, you should know that as Christians you don’t walk in “Divine Health”. Your kids are not healed by Faith and Prayer like the Bible says. The Manifestation is NOT just waiting on your Faith. It is NOT a denial of God’s Power and Promise to seek medical attention for you or your children.
No matter how Effectually and Fervently or how Righteous the person praying, ‘nothing fails like prayer’ and your God WILL let your children die. Not as ‘a part of His Plan’ or because ‘He loves the so much he wants to call them Home’, but because you were too stupid and brainwashed to care more about the Health and Life of your own children than your church, your bible and your indoctrinated beliefs in the God who Hears and Answers Prayer.
Take your kids to the Doctors. And when they need medical help, get them to a hospital. God will not heal your child. It’s not sin you know. It’s not a denial of God’s power to heal. Its just that The God of the Bible has neither the Power nor the inclination.
He’s not there. YOU are. Don’t let your kids die for your Faith.
UPDATE from tildeb.