Parents in prayer-death case, Dale and Leilani Neumann, forced to close coffee shop

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Facing criminal charges in ‘faith healing’ death of daugher

WESTON — A couple who face criminal charges in their daughter’s death from diabetes have closed their coffee shop and are being evicted from the building, records show.

Dale and Leilani Neumann, who own the Monkey Mo Coffee shop in Weston, owe more than $6,000 in rent, according to court documents.

The Neumanns were charged with second-degree reckless homicide following the March 23 death of their 11-year-old daughter, Madeline Kara Neumann. They chose to pray for her recovery rather than seek professional medical help, according to prosecutors.

– Source: Parents in prayer-death case, Dale and Leilani Neumann, forced to close coffee shop, Wausau Daily Herald (Wisconsin, USA), Nov. 10, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

Dale and Leilani Neumann sued for back rent at Monkey Mo Coffee

Lokre Development Co., which owns the building in which Monkey Mo Coffee was located, filed eviction papers last month against Dale and Leilani Neumann for failing to pay rent and other expenses, according to court documents.
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In the suit, the management company is asking for payment of the $6,300, interest on the amount due, double damages for failure to pay the debt or leave the property by Sept. 14, a judgment granting eviction and restitution and payment of legal costs.

The Neumanns were charged with second-degree reckless homicide after the March 23 death of their daughter, Madeline Kara Neumann.

The Neumanns began struggling to pay the $1,840 monthly rent soon after Kara’s death when the shop was closed for eight days.

A damages hearing in the small claims case is scheduled for Dec. 9.

– Source: Dale and Leilani Neumann sued for back rent at Monkey Mo Coffee, Jeff Starck, Wausau Daily Herald (Wisconsin, USA), Nov. 11, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

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