The man accused of child neglect says that the accusations are unfair

Seth Welch

A Christian father accused of his wife's death of 10 months of malnutrition and dehydration after they refused to seek medical help, said on Thursday he was "becoming an example" because of his faith.

Seth Welch and Tatiana Fusari, both 27, were charged Monday with first-degree murder and child abuse after their daughter, Mary, was found dead with sunken eyes and cheeks on her cot in the family home in Solomon. Township, Michigan.

Now Welch has claimed that her daughter's autopsy was performed "lazily" and that "something else" killed her. "I think they are accusing me unjustly, so I am an example of my great faith," he said in an interview during a prison visit.

Seth Welch

Tatiana Fusari

Tatiana Fusari

Seth Welch (left) and Tatiana Fusari, (right) both 27, were charged Monday for the negligent murder of their baby after an autopsy discovered she had died of malnutrition and dehydration.

Mary, was found dead with sunken eyes and cheeks on her cot in the family home in Solomon Township, Michigan. She appears in an undated Facebook photo

Mary, was found dead with sunken eyes and cheeks on her cot in the family home in Solomon Township, Michigan. She appears in an undated Facebook photo

Mary, was found dead with sunken eyes and cheeks on her cot in the family home in Solomon Township, Michigan. She appears in an undated Facebook photo

Welch told WOOD-TV that he fed Mary well and did not know she was ill, despite an affidavit saying that he and his wife admitted that she had been underweight for a month but did not seek help for religious reasons. . He did not apologize for what happened to her.

& # 39; In the Bible, it says that good food is our medicine. We feed it. We were feeding his chicken, potatoes, apples, cheese. We were giving him the good, "Welch said to the station." She died, it's a tragedy … The Lord gives, the Lord takes it. "

Welch, who had previously dismissed the doctors as "priests of the medical cult," said he took care of his children without the help of professionals, because "going to the doctor today is as dangerous as not going."

In an extravagant diatribe posted on Facebook two weeks before Mary's death, Welch called the magicians and magic experts.

"The righteous will live by faith," he continued. "It is God who is sovereign over the disease and that kind of thing and, of course, ultimately the deaths."

Welch said during a visit interview to Thursday's cell (pictured) that his daughter's autopsy was performed lazily & # 39; and that & # 39; something else & # 39; killed her

Welch said during a visit interview to Thursday's cell (pictured) that his daughter's autopsy was performed lazily & # 39; and that & # 39; something else & # 39; killed her

Welch said during a visit interview to Thursday's cell (pictured) that his daughter's autopsy was performed lazily & # 39; and that & # 39; something else & # 39; killed her

According to reports, the couple admitted to the police that they noticed that Mary (photographed in an older Facebook photo) had a weight less than a month before her death.

According to reports, the couple admitted to the police that they noticed that Mary (photographed in an older Facebook photo) had a weight less than a month before her death.

Mary appears in an undated Facebook picture

Mary appears in an undated Facebook picture

According to reports, the couple admitted to the police that they noticed that Mary (pictured in old Facebook photos) weighed less than a month before her death.

Investigators said Welch was responsible for Mary's care on August 1, a day before Mary died. Fusari had gone to work in the afternoon and returned late in the afternoon. Welch said the baby slept the entire time that Fusari was gone.

– Sir. Welch never gave Mary food, water or a diaper change during this time, "Child Protection Service officials wrote.

The family farm where the couple lived is plagued with signs that condemn evil and order non-believers to "repent and obey." Some messages are stuck in fences while others hang from the trees.

Welch painted the red, white and blue Bible verses about a year ago, after asking his Facebook friends to send him ideas. "What verses have really stayed in your head, as an unbeliever who comes to Christ, or as a motivator for you as a Christian?" He asked.

Welch and Fusari were charged with murder for felony and first-degree child abuse on Monday. Welch watched with his mouth open while the charges were read, while Fusari cried

Welch and Fusari were charged with murder for felony and first-degree child abuse on Monday. Welch watched with his mouth open while the charges were read, while Fusari cried

Welch and Fusari were charged with murder for felony and first-degree child abuse on Monday. Welch watched with his mouth open while the charges were read, while Fusari cried

A message painted on a wooden fence says "My kingdom is not of this world", while others say "Blessed are the peacemakers", "Every knee will bend and every throne will confess it to God" and "God knows what you need in front of you". ask & # 39;

Photos of the couple's home show handmade wooden desks and chairs, bare walls and images of their young children working in the craft. Welch often posted videos criticizing mundane things and encouraging believers to "live from the network."

The other two children of the couple, a four-year-old girl named Elizabeth and a two-year-old boy named John, were removed from them, according to a Facebook publication by Welch, they are being cared for by their grandparents.

In another Facebook video, Welch explained why he refused to vaccinate any of his descendants. "It does not seem smart that you would be saving people who were not the most apt," he said.

"If evolution believes in the survival of the fittest, why are we vaccinating everyone? Should not we let the weak die and let the strong survive?

& # 39; Repent, believe to obey & # 39; and & # 39; My kingdom is not of this world & # 39; are some of the religious messages painted on the property of Welch and Fusari

& # 39; Repent, believe to obey & # 39; and & # 39; My kingdom is not of this world & # 39; are some of the religious messages painted on the property of Welch and Fusari

& # 39; Repent, believe to obey & # 39; and & # 39; My kingdom is not of this world & # 39; are some of the religious messages painted on the property of Welch and Fusari

Welch made the hand-painted signs more than a year ago, posting on Facebook ideas for Bible verses to include

Welch made the hand-painted signs more than a year ago, posting on Facebook ideas for Bible verses to include

Welch made the hand-painted signs more than a year ago, posting on Facebook ideas for Bible verses to include

The couple, who consider themselves devout Christians, previously said they did not trust doctors

The couple, who consider themselves devout Christians, previously said they did not trust doctors

The couple, who consider themselves devout Christians, previously said they did not trust doctors

Welch called 911 on August 2 to report the death of his daughter and posted on Facebook shortly after. "The heart is about to break at this moment," he wrote.

"I woke up with María dead in her bed this morning – they took our children away from us and put them in" no contact "because Tati and I are the worst parents of all time – Fortunately they are with grandma and grandpa. insensitive inside right now.

"And I really enjoy the loving embrace of a police isolation cell and government employees who assure me they're just here to help."

The couple made their first appearance in court on Monday where Fusari cried when a judge announced the charges. Welch looked at the judge with his mouth open as Fusari cried.

The parents are detained without bail and the court records do not include lawyers who can speak on their behalf. They could face life imprisonment without parole if they are convicted of a felony murder charge. They are back in court on August 20.

Welch often preached about the Bible and published long videos attacking mundane things, doctors and vaccines

Welch often preached about the Bible and published long videos attacking mundane things, doctors and vaccines

Welch often preached about the Bible and published long videos attacking mundane things, doctors and vaccines

Welch's last message was a message about the death of his daughter and the abduction of his other children.

Welch's last message was a message about the death of his daughter and the abduction of his other children.

Welch's last message was a message about the death of his daughter and the abduction of his other children.

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