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Pennsylvania / Church-State Issue #289116

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 16, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Ebensburg, Pennsylvania) Death in September 1981 of Justin Barnhart after parents William and Linda Barnhart denied him medical attention due to their religious beliefs recalled; state's criminal chgs. against the Barnhart's due to son's death and church versus state issues raised examined. Arguments presented by defense attorney Bruce McKenrick, prosecutor Patrick Canary outlined; jury's verdict reported [William BARNHART - defs. religious beliefs despite son's death; sees guilty verdict as encouraging.] Possible sentence should they lose their appeal mentioned.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner Artist: Jane Rosenberg

Rather, Dan;
Wagner, Richard

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