Well, at first I was like, "Absolutely!" Then I thought, what about a baby getting pneumonia from baptism or something like that? Should I be looked at as I murdered my kid?
I'd think involuntary manslaughter would be appropriate, but not something like 1st degree murder.
If your baby receives all the attention that is needed, you will in no way be charged as murdered. If your baby, after the baptism, starts to cough, and if you run to the doctor, receive the necessary treatment, do all that you are told, and if, (God forbids!!!), something goes bad ( in babies that can sometimes happen), then, there is no guilt in you case, because you did all that is needed. You will not be responsible because you acted with the attention that the law requires. If you warm the baby that is sick, give the therapy, feed well, in no way
you can be charged with homicide.
These parents had child with pneumonia. Pneumonia is not something that kills in few hours. Bacterial pneumonia is characterized with high fever, coughing etc. and can be easily recognized.
In their case, they saw that something is bad and did not react at all. And they were responsible to act, because that was not just anybody, but the person, for which, according to the law, they need to take care. And as reasonable people, they knew the result of such negligence. So, it is obvious that they are guilty, because they knew that their negligence will lead to death, because babies can not take care for themselves and go to the doctor when needed.