A Tulsa County jury imposed a 2½-year prison sentence Friday night after convicting a woman of second-degree manslaughter in the diabetes-related death of her ailing son, whose treatment she believed relied upon spiritual means.
Prosecutors alleged that Susan Grady acted with “culpable negligence” toward 9-year-old Aaron Grady between June 2 and June 5, 2009, by not seeking medical treatment for him.
Aaron died June 5, 2009, at his family’s Broken Arrow apartment from complications of diabetes mellitus.
In relying on prayer to heal her son, Grady, a member of the Church of the Firstborn, told police in 2009, “I didn’t want to be weak in my faith and disappoint God.”
Nigh has maintained that Grady’s conduct was not unreasonable, based upon the teachings of her church.
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Would we allow a pass to a parent who sacrificed their child for their religion? No. Then, what’s the difference here? Because, that is what she did. Her actions WERE certainly unreasonable.