Jury: Parents Guilty of Manslaughter

ALBANY, Ore. — After four hours of deliberating Monday evening, a Linn County jury found both Wenona and Travis Rossiter guilty of manslaughter in the first and second degree. The couple is accused of recklessly and negligently causing the death of their 12-year-old daughter Syble last year, who died from diabetic ketoacidosis. The state argues … Continue reading »

Jury Deliberates in Manslaughter Case

ALBANY, Ore. — An Albany manslaughter case is now in the hands of the jury. Wenona and Travis Rossiter are accused of manslaughter in the first and second degree for recklessly and negligently causing the death of their 12-year-old daughter Syble, who died from untreated diabetes last February. The state argues Syble’s diabetic symptoms were obvious, … Continue reading »

Albany Manslaughter Trial Continues

ALBANY, Ore. — Friends and family of the Albany parents on trial for the death of their 12-year-old daughter say they thought the girl had the flu. Wenona and Travis Rossiter are accused of turning to prayer instead of medicine when their daughter Syble started getting sick last year. She died last February from diabetic … Continue reading »

Faith-Healing Cases Compared

EUGENE, Ore. — Another faith-healing case is closed as district attorneys all over the state hope this is the last of them. The Lane County DA’s office looked to Clackamas County investigators during the Bellew trial after it dealt with four similar cases in the last decade. It says the Bellews’ case was different from … Continue reading »