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November 11, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Albany couple convicted in faith-healing death

ALBANY, Ore. — An Albany couple has been convicted of manslaughter in the faith-healing death of their 12-year-old daughter who had diabetes.

KEZI reports a Linn County jury returned the verdict Monday evening against Wenona and Travis Rossiter.

Prosecutors said they were negligent in the death of their daughter Syble who died in 2013 from a complication from her disease, diabetic ketoacidosis.

The Rossiters said they thought their daughter had the flu, which is why they did not take her to a doctor.

The state presented testimony that the Rossiters belong to the Church of the First Born in Brownsville, a group that believes in faith-healing.

The couple will be sentenced on Dec. 19.

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