BERNVILLE, Pa. – The leader of a Pennsylvania church rejects modern medicine, do not stand trial on a charge that he did not to report suspected abuse when his granddaughter died of a pneumonia.
A judge on Wednesday says that there is not enough evidence for the claims that 72-year-old Rev. Rowland Foster broke state law by not alerting authorities as a 2-year-old Ella Foster died at home in November.
Foster is pastor of Faith Tabernacle Church invites the members to prevent the treatment by doctors and the use of medicines.
The police says the girl almost certainly would have survived had she been given a simple course of antibiotics.
Ella Foster’s parents are charged with involuntary manslaughter and await trial.