Schatz girl released from hospital
PARADISE — An 11-year-old girl who was the alleged victim of ritual "discipline" beatings by her parents has been released from Sutter Memorial Hospital, Paradise police announced Thursday.
Police said the girl, Zariah Schatz, has been placed in local foster care.
Her parents, Kevin Schatz, 46, and Elizabeth Schatz, 42, face homicide charges stemming from the death of another child, 8-year-old Lydia Schatz, who died Feb. 5 after allegedly being whipped during discipline.
The girls were both adopted.
The couple may also be charged with torturing Zariah, and could face a misdemeanor cruelty charge for allegedly whipping their 10-year-old biological son.
The Schatzes remain in the Butte County Jail in Oroville on bail placed at $2 million. They are expected to enter a plea to the charges later this month.