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Faith healers charged with murder after 2d death

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia couple who believe in faith healing over medicine and who were on probation in their son’s pneumonia death were charged with murder Wednesday after a second young child died under what a prosecutor called ‘‘eerily similar’’ circumstances.

Herbert and Catherine Schaible ignored a court order to seek medical care if their children needed it, prosecutors said. The requirement was a condition of the probation sentence they received after the death of their toddler son four years ago.

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