Mara McGlade

Mara McGlade gave birth at home in Bradenton, Florida, on December 8, 2004. Her mother-in-law and sister-in-law assisted her with the birth. However, she had a slow but steady hemorrhage following the birth. Her mother-in-law’s family were part of a religious group that did not believe in seeking medical care, even in the event of an emergency in birth.

Two days following the birth, Ms. McGlade’s mother-in-law did take her to the local hospital, but it was too late for her life to be saved.

She was 25 years old at the time of her death. Her baby, Gabriel, survived.

The mother-in-law and sister-in-law were both charged with manslaughter? And served short terms in prison.