Aaron Norman

Aaron Norman, age 10, died of untreated juvenile diabetes after a beating intended to heal him. His parents, Bobbie and Judith Norman, who were members of a new religious movement known as the No-Name Fellowship or Champaign-Urbana Ministries, believed in faith healing and failed to seek medical assistance for him. Aaron was homeschooled.

Bob Norman was convicted of first-degree manslaughter. Several other adults—including Douglas Kleber, founder of the Fellowship, and Jeffrey Siegel, the group’s former pastor—were convicted of criminal mistreatment in conjunction with the case.

Date: December 20, 1987
Mead, Washington


Documents: Date:
Faith Gone Awry 06-21-1988
Pathologist says boy bruised, emaciated 10-22-1988
Sect Leader Gets Three Years 10-28-1988
A Fundamental Education : To Shield Their Children From the Secular Ways of Public School, Parents of the Religious Right Are Turning to Teaching at Home 01-26-1992