In Lansing, Michigan, Rachel Joy Piland, 30, and her husband, Joshua Barry Piland, 36, have been charged with the involuntary manslaughter of their new-born child, Abigail.
The day after her birth, the midwife who delivered her advised the Pilands that Abigail should be taken to the hospital. The baby appeared to be jaundiced.
Rachel declined medical assistance for the baby, saying that God makes no mistakes. A day later the couple invited fellow church members to come to their home and pray for the baby, which by now was coughing up blood.
Three days later Abigail was dead.
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