Jury convicts Ore. parents of mistreatment
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- Circuit Court jurors took just an hour to convict an Oregon City couple of felony criminal mistreatment for relying on faith healing instead of taking their infant daughter to a doctor.
Timothy and Rebecca Wyland's daughter Alayna developed an abnormal growth of blood vessels that covered her left eye and threatened her vision. She has improved under state-ordered medical care and was returned to her parents under state supervision.
The penalty for first-degree criminal mistreatment is a maximum five years in prison. The Oregonian says since the Wylands have no criminal history, they are likely to receive a much shorter sentence or probation. Jurors returned their verdict Tuesday. Sentencing is set for June 24.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com