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The death of a 16-year-old Oregon boy being treated by a faith healer could have easily been prevented according to a state medical examiner.
The 16-year-old member of a faith healing church died of uremic heart failure caused by a stricture in his urinary tract, according to autopsy results. The condition could have been treated with a catheter in a routine outpatient procedure. Instead, 16-year-old Neal Beagley's urinary tract became inflamed and closed off. He was unable to urinate, which made his bladder and kidneys stop functioning, the autopsy showed.
OREGON CITY, Ore., June 20 (UPI) -- Investigators in Oregon say there are unlikely to be criminal charges in the death of a teenager who died after choosing faith healing over medical treatment.
Neil Jeffrey Beagley of Oregon City was 16 and thus, under Oregon law, old enough to make his own medical decisions...
Beagley's niece died four months ago while undergoing a faith-healing ritual with members of the Followers of Christ Church. Because she was a baby, her parents have been charged with manslaughter.