A Pennsylvania couple is facing manslaughter charges after their 1-year-old daughter died of an infection that could have been easily treated with antibiotics.
Ebed Delozier, 29, and Christine Delozier, 34, were charged last week with felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of children in the death of their 18-month old daughter, Hope Delozier, the Press Sun & Bulletin reports.
Hope died in March of invasive group A streptococcus bacteria that health officials believe originated in her left ear, WPRI reports.
Christine told interviewers in March that Hope had never seen a doctor or received vaccinations because she and Ebed didn’t believe in vaccinations or other aspects of modern medicine, WBNG reports.
They instead treated the toddler with homeopathic remedies and herbal therapy, the Bulletin reports. The couple also said they had no money to cover the medical expenses.
Christine said that on the night of March 23, she noticed that Hope’s breathing was shallow so she gave the child CPR for about 30 minutes before taking her to Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital and telling nurses that she needed ‘some help.’
A nurse at the hospital said in a report that Hope’s parents made it ‘clear they were against antibiotics and other chemicals associated with modern medicine.’
An emergency room nurse said that Hope wasn’t breathing when she got to the hospital and as staff worked to resuscitate her, Christine became upset and said ‘you’re putting holes in her,’ and ‘you’re putting chemicals in her.’
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