Charge To Be Refiled In Faith Healing Death

BERNVILLE (AP) – A district attorney plans to refile a charge against Rev. Rowland Foster in his granddaughter’s death. A judge ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to support allegations that Foster broke state law by not alerting authorities when 2-year-old Ella Foster was dying at her Berks County home of pneumonia. Prosecutors disagree and say they will bring a new charge against Foster of failing to report suspected child abuse. Foster is pastor of Faith Tabernacle, a congregation that instructs members to avoid treatment by physicians and the use of drugs. Police say the girl almost certainly would have survived had she received antibiotics. Her parents are charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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