Friday, July 21, 2017

Family of Jehovah's Witness who died after refusing blood transfusion can't keep suing doctors | PennLive.com


The family of a Jehovah's Witness who died after repeatedly refusing blood transfusions can't sue the hospital where doctors begged for a chance to save her life, a state appeals court ruled.

The case, outlined in an opinion by Superior Court Judge Jacqueline O. Shogan, involves a convergence of religion, medicine and the law.

Its focus is on what happened before Terri Seels-Davila, a Jehovah's Witness missionary, died after giving birth at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia in November 2010.

Seels-Davila, who had been serving on mission with her husband in Nicaragua, chose Hahnemann because of its "bloodless medicine" program for patients who won't agree to having blood transfusions, including Jehovah's Witnesses, Shogan noted. The treatment plan for Seels-Davila called for recycling her own blood back into her system.

Yet that proved to be inadequate when complications of her delivery required Seels-Davila to deliver by cesarean section. She developed internal bleeding. Even though doctors warned that her condition was dire, Seels-Davila, her husband and other family members refused to consent to a transfusion, court filings state.

Family of Jehovah's Witness who died after refusing blood transfusion can't keep suing doctors | PennLive.com

Ga. mom told daughter she was going to see Jesus before stabbing - NY Daily News

A young girl from Georgia said her mother asked for forgiveness and then told her she was about to see Jesus before stabbing her.

Isabel Martinez, 33, is accused of fatally stabbing her four children and husband on July 6. The victims were identified as Isabela Martinez, 10, Dacota Romero, 7, Dillan Romero, 4, Alex Romero, 2, and Martin Romero, 33. Diana Romero, 9, is the only survivor.

In newly-released Division of Family and Children's Services documents obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Diana told a caseworker that the day of the killings she saw her mother go into the kitchen of their home and grab a knife before stabbing her sleeping siblings.

Ga. mom told daughter she was going to see Jesus before stabbing - NY Daily News

Homicide Victim Allegedly Asked Girlfriend to Shoot Him Because Cult

 

A Pennsylvania woman is behind bars after she allegedly admitted she fatally shot her boyfriend — but claimed he wanted her to kill him because of issues he was having with a cult.

Barbara Rogers, 42, was charged with criminal homicide and is being held without bail in the death of her 32-year-old boyfriend Steven Mineo, who was found dead in their Coolbaugh Township apartment on July 15.

After the shooting, Rogers allegedly told police that she and Mineo were members of a “cult” that focuses on “aliens and raptures,” and that Mineo asked her to fatally shoot him, a criminal complaint obtained by PEOPLE states. “The victim was undergoing a lot of stress through the problems with the cult,” it adds.
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Rogers told police the couple had been feuding with Sherry Shriner, the founder of a website that posts about conspiracy theories, doomsday preparations, soul scalping and a “new-age alien agenda.”

Homicide Victim Allegedly Asked Girlfriend to Shoot Him Because Cult

UPDATED::Ex-Amish Family Traded Underage Daughter for Cash - The Daily Beast

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Those were the words of Bucks County Judge Jeffrey L. Finley, who on Wednesday sentenced both Stoltzfuses to up to seven years in prison on child-endangerment counts after Savilla pleaded guilty and Daniel pleaded no contest, according to The Associated Press. He said he would have sentenced them to more time if that were legally possible.

The 52-year-old Kaplan will be sentenced in August, following his June 6 conviction on 17 counts of child sexual abuse and rape.

Finley didn't hold back, calling the crime "just incomprehensible" and telling the couple, "You exchanged a certain level of comfort for the intellectual, emotional and sexual well-being of your children. You watched day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year as Mr. Kaplan took your daughters by the hand, led them into his bedroom, locked the door behind."
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UPDATE:: In Bucks County, monsters are real: John L. Micek 
In chilling testimony, several children of a former Amish couple, one of them just nine years old, recounted the serial sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Lee Kaplan who, gut-wrenchingly, they considered their husband.
The nine-year-old, a daughter of Savilla and Daniel Stoltzfus, was, disgustingly and mind-bogglingly, "gifted" to Kaplan by her parents as a future wife, prosecutor Kate Kohler said.

But as PennLive's Christian Alexandersen reported, Kaplan allegedly began having sexual relations with the couple's other children as well.

What parent "gifts" their child to someone else? What soulless calculus leads to that conclusion?

Well, money, of course. And a misguided belief that the "giftee" has a hotline to Heaven.

But even still, what parent doesn't step in to prevent what happened next?
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A Pennsylvania couple financially ruined after leaving the Amish church was arrested on Thursday for conspiracy to commit sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child after admitting to “gifting” their underage daughter to a business associate who went on to father two of her young children.
Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus were arraigned in criminal court in Bucks County, along with 52-year-old Lee Kaplan—who admitted to accepting the girl as payment for his financial help in 2012, when she was 14 years old.

Police discovered the girl—who’s now 18—and her two daughters along with nine other female children living in Kaplan’s home in the quiet bedroom community of Feasterville after a concerned neighbor alerted police.

According to police none of the other children in the home have been identified and no birth certificates were found in Kaplan’s residence.

Ex-Amish Family Traded Underage Daughter for Cash - The Daily Beast

Thursday, July 20, 2017

KPD officers arrest man on indecent exposure, resisting arrest charges | WJHL

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Kingsport Police Department arrested a man after he allegedly exposed himself inside a bathroom at Belk in Kingsport.

According to a KPD report, officers were called to the store to investigate an indecent exposure report.

When officers arrived, they made contact with the complainant who works loss prevention for Belk.

The man said he was in a bathroom stall when the person in the stall next to him – identified as David Narramore, 54 of Whitesburg, Kentucky – began rubbing his foot against his foot.

KPD officers arrest man on indecent exposure, resisting arrest charges | WJHL

Priest Awaits Sentencing After Plea in Embezzlement Case | North Dakota News | US News

 A 70-year-old priest accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Michigan church is awaiting sentencing after reaching a plea agreement in the case.

The Rev. David Ernest Fisher pleaded guilty last week to embezzlement. He was initially charged with seven counts, but prosecutors agreed to drop other charges after Fisher pleaded to embezzling between $50,000 and $100,000.

Priest Awaits Sentencing After Plea in Embezzlement Case | North Dakota News | US News

Midcoast Youth Theater co-founder pleads not guilty to latest sexual abuse charges - Portland Press Herald

 Henry A. Eichman faces 20 counts of sexual abuse of children in Sagadahoc and Cumberland counties.

Henry A. Eichman, a youth theater group founder already indicted on 18 counts of sexual abuse of children, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two additional sexual abuse charges in Cumberland County.

Eichman, who worked in the drama department at a Brunswick Catholic school and co-founded the Midcoast Youth Theater, now faces 16 counts of sexual abuse in Sagadahoc County and four other counts in Cumberland County. He was indicted this month on the two newest charges by a grand jury. Eichman had already pleaded not guilty to the first 18 charges.

Midcoast Youth Theater co-founder pleads not guilty to latest sexual abuse charges - Portland Press Herald