MILWAUKEE (AP) - An autistic 8-year-old boy died during a prayer service held for him at a church, and one man was arrested in connection with the death, police said Sunday.
The boy and his mother went to the Faith Temple Apostolic Church for the prayer service Friday night. Several church members prayed over him for more than an hour until someone noticed he wasn't moving and called 911, said Bishop David Hemphill Sr.
Milwaukee police would not identify the man who was arrested and would not say what he could be charged with, only that they were awaiting the results of an autopsy on the boy.
The church is located in a strip mall in Milwaukee.
Autistic child dies in church prayer service
Published: Mon Aug 25, 2003 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:17 p.m.