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Father on trial for baby’s death after he believed prayer would heal her over medicine

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ATLANTA, Ga. – A jury will decide the fate of a father whose actions led to the death of his 11-week-old daughter, according to authorities.

In 2015, police say 11-week-old Nevaeh Landell died from drinking too much water and not enough milk.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the girl’s parents were diluting breast milk with water, which led to her starving to death.

Landell took the little girl to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

He told authorities that he didn’t seek medical attention for the child sooner because it was against his religious beliefs.

Lanell and his wife, Lauren Fristed, said they believed prayer would heal their baby.

Fristed testified that Landell kept her from taking their daughter to the doctor.