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Pair acquitted in daughter's death

July 24, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

An Oregon City couple who relied on prayer instead of medical care were acquitted of manslaughter in the death of their 15-month-old daughter.

The jury convicted the father, Carl Brent Worthington, of criminal mistreatment, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum sentence of a year in jail. The mother, Raylene Worthington, was acquitted in the 2008 death of their daughter, Ava. Both had faced manslaughter charges. The mother also was acquitted of criminal mistreatment.

The prosecution said Ava Worthington had a cyst on her neck that impeded her breathing and eating, contributing to her fatal pneumonia.

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