(CNN)Australian officials have charged 12 members of a religious group with the murder of an 8-year-old girl, police said in a statement Tuesday. Stated.
According to state police, an eight-year-old boy died at her parents' home in Rangeville, southern Queensland, allegedly "refused for about six days of treatment."
Emergency services were not contacted until around 5:30 pm. According to police, January 8th, the day after her death.
The total number of suspects charged with murder in the case is 14.
Girl's parents (47-year-old woman and 50-year-old man) were charged with "murder, torture, and default of daily necessities" in January, according to Queensland Police. Their recent appearance was in June.
Police are aware that all 12 newly charged murders exist in the period leading up to the death of the girl and that she is in underlying health. Nevertheless, he claims he could not seek medical assistance.
The sister of an eight-year-old girl who left a religious group at the age of 16 described their home environment as a place where "you didn't go crazy."
"The belief that God will be healed ... we didn't go to the doctor, we didn't get any help outside our group," she told CNN-affiliated Seven News. Told.
Fourteen suspects between the ages of 19 and 65 "chosen to deny this girl's right to medical care," regional deputy director Gary Watts said in a statement. ..
He added that the arrest was the culmination of an "unprecedented" six-month police investigation.
"14 people have been charged with murder-I haven't seen anything like that in police for nearly 40 years," he told Seven News Wednesday.
The accused will appear in court on July 6th.