Faith healer implicated in Loudon teen's death gets medical help

LOUDON, Tenn. (AP) -- An East Tennessee prosecutor says a faith healer sought medical care for himself after urging a woman to not take her daughter to a doctor. The teen later died of cancer.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported records show Ariel Ben Sherman died Nov. 28 at a South Carolina hospital of respiratory arrest while being treated for cancer.

Sherman persuaded Jacqueline Crank to not seek medical care for her daughter, Jessica Crank, who died at 15 of a rare form of cancer.

Because Sherman has died, his attorney has filed a motion to dismiss an appeal pending before the state Court of Criminal Appeals.

Sherman and Jacqueline Crank were convicted in May 2012 of misdemeanor neglect in the child's death.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 185874992 - local8now.com/a?a=185874992
Gray Television, Inc.