Australian authorities have charged 12 members of a religious group with the alleged murder of an 8-year-old girl, police said in a statement, CNN reported.
The child died at her family home in Rangeville, in southern Queensland, on January 7 after allegedly being "denied medical treatment for a period of approximately six days," according to state police.
It brings the total number of suspects charged with murder in the case to 14.
The girl's parents—a 47-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man—were charged in January with "murder, torture, and fail to comply with necessities of life," according to Queensland police. Their most recent court appearance was in June.
Police allege that all 12 newly charged with murder were present during the period leading up to the girl's death, and failed to seek medical assistance despite being aware she had an underlying health condition.