What is so heartwarming about this series is that every Tuesday I have a new one to report:
A Johnson County couple whose ill newborn died after they opted for prayer instead of medical treatment were convicted Thursday of reckless homicide.
Dewayne and Maleta Schmidt were charged in connection with the August 2003 death of their 2-day-old daughter, Rhiana Rose Schmidt. A jury read the guilty verdict after 6 p.m. Thursday.
Dewayne and Maleta Schmidt
The Schmidts, who are currently free on bond, could face prison sentences of up to eight years. Sentencing is scheduled for July.
Defense attorney Carrie Miles said she would seek suspended sentences for the couple.
Yes, a suspended sentence. They need get on with their lives, mourn their poor, lost baby. And make a new one.
The clock is ticking. In 168 hours I will tell you about somebody else who had to die because of religion.
Keep reading. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.