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June 21, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
CATHERINE SCHAIBLE, the "faith-healing" mom accused of murder for praying for her bacterial pneumonia-stricken baby son Brandon instead of taking him to a doctor, may be allowed to bail herself out of jail today. Schaible, 43, who has a detention hearing scheduled in front of Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner, has the money to post 10 percent of her $250,000 bail, her attorney, Mythri Jayaraman, told Lerner on Tuesday. This morning, Lerner will hear arguments from Jayaraman and Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore before deciding whether to lift a detainer that would allow Schaible to post bail.
NEWS
June 19, 2013
THE "FAITH-HEALING" mother charged with murdering her baby by not getting him medical care has the money to bail herself out of jail but must wait until Friday to learn if a judge will let her do so. Catherine Schaible's family and church members have come up with $25,000, or 10 percent of her $250,000 bail, attorney Mythri Jayaraman told Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner yesterday. Lerner agreed to postpone his decision on whether to allow Schaible to post bail until Friday, when he will hear more evidence from Jayaraman and a counterargument from Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore.
NEWS
June 13, 2013
WHAT IS WRONG with Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey? Does he have so little faith in the investigators in the Philadelphia Police Department who are examining the police shootings that he has to call for an independent review by the Justice Department? How many times in his police career has he been confronted by an armed criminal? Where did he receive his training to become a police officer, if he ever was one? I feel he has no concept of what it is like to be a police officer, and I feel it shows in his actions at this time.
NEWS
June 13, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
IN THE days leading up to Brandon Schaible's April 18 death from bacterial pneumonia and dehydration, the nearly 8-month-old boy suffered through spells of vomiting, diarrhea, breathing difficulty, irritability and a decreased appetite, his parents told homicide detectives. Herbert and Catherine Schaible, of Rhawnhurst, also spoke of their devout belief in the healing powers of Jesus, and of how they prayed that Brandon's ravaged 14 1/2-pound body would be healed without doctors or medicine.
SPORTS
June 5, 2013 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Two-and-a-half hours after he knelt behind the mound and thanked God for another opportunity to pitch, Carlos Zambrano posed a question to a visitor, who was standing at his locker. "Have you read the Bible?" the hulking pitcher asked. The visitor nodded. They were alone in a far corner of the clubhouse, one occupied locker in a sea of vacants. Zambrano was seated, his broad shoulders spanning the width of a black leather office chair. "There was a guy who was outside the church, and he was looking for money," Zambrano said.
SPORTS
June 5, 2013 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
HIS NAME is his outlook. "All things are possible through God's greatness" is not just the English translation to Ifeanyi Momah's Nigerian first name. It is the philosophy that has sustained him through the last 21 months of his life. By now, many of us have heard his story. Bounced between defensive end and receiver at Boston College, his knee torn up amid what appeared to be a breakout game against Northwestern at the start of the 2011 season, his appeal to play a sixth season denied by the NCAA.
NEWS
June 3, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Herbert and Catherine Schaible's faith in the laws of God put them on a collision course with the laws of man when their 8-month-old son, Brandon, fell ill in April. As members of First Century Gospel Church, a Juniata Park Christian congregation that shuns medical care as an affront to God, they turned to prayer when Brandon became ill with what proved to be a fatal case of bacterial pneumonia. Prayer was what they turned to in January 2009 when their 2-year-old son, Kent, also died of bacterial pneumonia, a death that led to involuntary-manslaughter convictions, 10 years' probation, and a court order to seek medical care when their seven other children got sick.
NEWS
May 31, 2013 | By Andrew Kitchenman, NJ SPOTLIGHT
New Jersey officials have begun a small experiment they hope will reap big rewards as they seek ways to improve residents' dietary and exercise habits. And they're using an unusual channel to accomplish this: faith-based organizations. The grant program Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More is providing funding to several faith-based nonprofits, enabling them to offer nutrition classes and exercise programs. The Hoboken-based Jubilee Center, a nonprofit associated with All Saints Episcopal Parish, has launched a nutrition and cooking class that is to last through August and aims to help 100 families improve their eating habits.
NEWS
May 24, 2013 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The District Attorney's Office will ask a judge Friday to keep Herbert and Catherine Schaible behind bars on a probation violation even if the Philadelphia faith-healing couple posts bail in the murder case of their infant son. Wednesday, the Schaibles were charged with third-degree murder in the death of Brandon Scott Schaible, who was 7 months old when he died April 18 of bacterial pneumonia, severe dehydration, and strep after his parents withheld...
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