Latest faith healing trial set to begin in Oregon; parents of teen who died charged

Oregon City, USA - An Oregon City couple will soon go on trial for the death of their son, the latest Oregon criminal case over faith healing deaths.

Jeff and Marci Beagley have been charged with criminally negligent homicide for not providing medical treatment to their 16-year-old son, who died of an untreated urinary tract blockage. The family belongs to Followers of Christ Church, whose members shun medical care in favor of prayer. Their trial begins this month.

The Beagleys are grandparents of Ava Worthington, whose 2008 death sparked a high-profile case against her parents. Raylene Worthington, who is the Beagleys' daughter, was acquitted. Her husband was convicted of criminal mistreatment.