Doctor testifies at Ore. faith-healing trial

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Associated Press

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 8:31 PM

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — The doctor who conducted the autopsy of a 16-year-old boy whose parents are charged with criminally negligent homicide says he has never seen a case like it.

Dr. Clifford Nelson examined the body of Neil Beagley in June 2008 after he died at his grandmother's house while his parents were trying to help him with faith healing and prayer.

Nelson testified Thursday at the trial of Jeff and Marci Beagley that their son had suffered from serious kidney disease resulting from a constriction in his bladder present at birth.

Prosecutors called Nelson, a deputy state medical examiner, to testify about the seriousness of the disease.

More medical testimony was expected as the trial entered its third day.

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