'Healer' unrepentant about child's cancer death

Tamar Jemima Stitt was diagnosed with liver cancer in August 2009 and died in El Salvador, Central America, three months later after her parents chose to treat her with natural therapies, including a clay wrap and dandelion herbal tea.

Her mother, Arely Stitt, testified on Thursday that she believed natural remedies would cure her daughter and did not think it was a mistake.

She said her conscience was clear, having done all she could for the girl.

Ms Stitt believed natural remedies would have saved her daughter "without being interrupted" by chemotherapy.
"I strongly believe that if I was given a chance to treat Tamar in a way that I thought was the right way, she'd be here today," she said.

Ms Stitt said she and her now estranged husband, Trevor, delayed Tamar's biopsy to give the natural remedies time to work.

"I could see that they were starting to work... when she didn't complain about the pain that she had," she said.