Parents convicted in daughter’s faith healing death to be sentenced

Dale and Leilani Neumann Dale and Leilani Neumann, convicted in the death of their daughter Madeline Neumann, will be sentenced on Tuesday.

The Neumanns face up to 25 years in prison on second-degree reckless homicide charges, after they withheld medical treatment from their daughter in favor of attempts at faith healing. [Read more...]

House of parents convicted in daughter’s faith healing death in foreclosure

Dale and Leilani Neumann U.S. Bank has filed foreclosure proceedings against Dale and Leilani Neumann in Marathon County Circuit Court, according to court records.

The Neumanns currently live in another home they own in the town of Weston.

The Neumanns were convicted of second-degree reckless homicide in separate trials this year in connection with the March 23, 2008 death of their 11-year-old daughter, Madeline Kara Neumann.

During the trials, the Neumanns said they chose to pray for the girl’s recovery from undiagnosed diabetes instead of seeking medical help. Both are scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 6. [Read more...]

Father found guilty in prayer death of his daughter

Dale Neumann A Wisconsin man accused of killing his 11-year-old daughter by praying instead of seeking medical care was found guilty Saturday of second- degree reckless homicide.

Neumann’s 41-year-old wife, Leilani, was convicted on the same charge in the spring and is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 6. Both face up to 25 years in prison. [Read more...]

Father on trial in faith healing death of daughter; convicted mother defends actions

Dale Neumann A central Wisconsin father charged with reckless homicide for not taking his dying daughter to a doctor told police that he believed God would heal her and that he thought she was simply sleeping when she became unconscious.

His wife, convicted of the same charge in May, testified that calling a doctor “would have shown complete disobedience” to what she and her husband believe in. [Read more...]

Sentencing date set for mother in prayer death case; husband to be tried next month

Dale and Leilani Neumann The mother convicted of reckless homicide for praying while her daughter became gravely ill and died of undiagnosed diabetes will be sentenced Oct. 6.

A Marathon County prosecutor is seeking an out-of-county jury to try Dale Neumann because of heavy media coverage during the faith-healing trial of his wife, Leilani Neumann. His trial on a second-degree reckless homicide charge has been scheduled to start July 23. [Read more...]

Jury Convicts Mother Who Prayed for Daughter Instead of Treating Her Fatal Diabetes

faith healing A jury deliberated about four hours before convicting Leilani Neumann, 41, of second-degree reckless homicide. She faces up to 25 years in prison.

Neumann’s daughter, Madeline, died of untreated diabetes March 23, 2008, surrounded by people praying for her.

Dale Neumann, father of Madeline Kara Neumann, faces the same charge in a trial scheduled for July. [Read more...]