a cult and a baby's death
in marin county, a tony spot just north of San Francisco, authorities removed 13 children from a home where a 19-month old baby had starved to death from neglect and malnutrition
many of the other children had rickets, a disease familiar to impoverished societies but unseen in American for the most part
the children were offspring of four women and one man, who were charged with murder...experts are likening "The Family" to a cult akin to the Charles Manson Family
the children sometimes were seen mixing dirt and water and trying to eat mud pies in the yard...occasionally they would ask strangers for food
since this is upscale marin county, home of american taliban johnny walker lindh, people pretty much just shrugged their shoulders...
until a baby died