Pa. woman charged in faith-healing death gets bail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman who believes in faith healing over medicine and was charged with murder after a second son died of pneumonia has been granted bail, but her husband must stay in jail.

Officials at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center told The Associated Press on Saturday that Catherine Schaible (SHY’-bull) can live in her parents’ home under electronic monitoring once her $250,000 bail is posted.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a judge on Thursday refused to grant bail for her husband, Herbert.

They are charged with third-degree murder in the April pneumonia death of 8-month-old son Brandon. They had been convicted of involuntary manslaughter after their 2-year-old son, Kent, died of pneumonia in 2009.

The couple’s seven surviving children are in foster care.

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