THE anti-vaxxer parents of an eight-year-old girl have been accused of her murder after refusing her life-saving medication.
Diabetic Elizabeth Rose Struhs’ lifeless body was found in the family’s home in Queensland and it’s alleged her parents had instead prayed for her to be cured.
She was found on January 11 but cops believe she actually died four days earlier.
And it's feared she may even have stopped receiving treatment for diabetes from as early as January 2, news.com.au reports.
Parents Jason Struhs, 50, and 46-year-old Kerrie have both been charged with one count of murder, torture and failure to provide necessities of life.
Police allege Elizabeth was taken off her insulin medication in an attempt for her illness to be healed by God, the Courier Mail reports.
The couple ran a home-based church in the town of Toowoomba and reportedly believe that God cures illness rather than medicine.
They allegedly believed that their daughter was suffering from “worms” and God had “100 percent promised healing”.
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Elizabeth’s older sister Jayde is now seeking to become the legal guardian of the five of her remaining siblings who are under 18.
“No other family should have to hear or experience what we have had to endure in this past week,” she wrote on GoFundMe.
“We may never know the full extent of what took place.
"Elizabeth Rose Struhs was taken from us far too soon, and a lifetime of memories that we never got to have with her was gone in a moment.
“The loss of our sister is unbearable; they have had their entire worlds turned upside down.”
Jayde said the money donated would go to ensure the children remain in a “safe, secure and loving home”.
A neighbour told the Toowoomba Chronicle said two families who would visit the Struhs’ family home, which doubled up as a church, every weekend.
The say police found Elizabeth the house had been attended by many people.
“The cars lined the street, and there was a big group of people in formal clothes,” said the anonymous neighbour.
“They were there in the morning, and they came back again at night.”
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