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Sydney couple charged with manslaughter after boy, six, died following ‘slapping therapy’

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A man and a woman have been charged with the manslaughter of a six-year-old boy who died after attending a ‘slapping therapy’ workshop in Sydney.

Geoff Fenton, 56, and Lily Fenton, 41, took the young boy to the self-healing conference in April 2015.

On the night of April 28, emergency services were called to a Hurstville hotel after the boy was found in an unconscious state, but he couldn’t be revived.

Now, after two years of investigations, the couple have been arrested at their Prospect home and charged with manslaughter.

They are due to appear in court on May 12.

Slapping therapy is a form of alternative Chinese therapy which involves slapping a patient until they are bruised to rid the body of toxins or illnesses.

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