Georgia woman says her husband’s faith caused them to starve infant

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Herbert Landell and Lauren Fristed

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia woman says her husband would not allow them to feed their 10-week-old infant because “he said we would pray and that God would provide milk.”

Lauren Fristed was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week after she pleaded guilty to the involuntary manslaughter of her daughter Nevaeh, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The child, who died in March 2015, starved from breast milk that was too watered down.

Fristed’s husband George Landell also kept her from taking the infant to a doctor in hopes that the prayer would work.

Officials said the child was not properly fed, clothed and was often in poor hygiene.