We’ve had another sick case of these “faith healer” parents. There are some religious people who refuse to use modern medicine at all because they believe God will heal them.
If you are an adult, then you can do that to yourself. However, these parents kept their diabetic son hidden away from modern medicine. Emil Radita, 60, and Rodica Radita, 54, have been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 15-year-old Alexandru. He weighed just 37 pounds when he died. These horrible parents have been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Justice Karen Horner said this about the case:
“Mr and Mrs Radita intended to and did isolate Alex from anyone who could intervene or monitor his insulin treatment aside from themselves 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.”
Their religious beliefs included not going to any doctors.
This is just absolutely disgusting. As an atheist, I’ve been told I should respect people’s beliefs. Well, I can’t respect these. I can’t respect a religion that is perfectly okay with murdering people. Talking to no one is not equivalent to going to an actual doctor who can actually help you.
Seventeen states actually defend people who do this to their children! 15 states have made it a crime, but it is just a misdemeanor.
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