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Death prayer wrapping up; Defense calls no witnesses

Madeline Neumann Just hours after her 11-year-old daughter died, Leilani Neumann told police she thought the child had suffered a spiritual attack and that the Lord would restore her to life.

When the police officer asked Neumann if she ever thought about taking Kara to a doctor, Neumann said she never thought Kara was that sick.

“It’s not that I’m against doctors or medicine, but I just felt like, you know, my faith was being tested,” Neumann said in the interview. [Read more...]

Mother thought sickness was sin; 911 called twelve hours after daughter went into coma

faith healing Leilani Neumann, 41, is on trial for second-degree reckless homicide in her daughter Madeline’s death March 23, 2008, at the family’s rural Weston home.

Prosecutors called nine witnesses Tuesday, including former friends of the Neumann family, a diabetes specialist and an emergency room doctor to convince jurors that Leilani Neumann showed a reckless regard for her daughter’s health by ignoring symptoms of her deteriorating condition. [Read more...]

Potential jurors quizzed in faith-healing death trial

faith healing Attorneys in the trial of a woman accused of praying for her daughter’s recovery as the girl was dying are close to picking a jury for her weeklong trial.

Kara, as she was known, died on March 23, 2008. Prosecutors say Leilani and her husband, Dale, should have known they had a duty to take the girl to a doctor. Leilani’s attorney, Gene Linehan, said the family practices faith-healing. [Read more...]

Jury selection begins for woman charged in daughter’s faith-healing death

Madeline Neumann Leilani Neumann and her husband, Dale, of the town of Weston, are charged with second-degree reckless homicide in connection with the death of their 11-year-old daughter, Madeline Kara Neumann. Kara, as she was known, died March 23, 2008, from an untreated form of diabetes after her parents chose to pray for her recovery rather than seek traditional medical help. [Read more...]

Mother of girl who died in faith healing case is broke

Madeline Neumann The mother of an 11-year-old girl who died when her parents reportedly chose to pray for her recovery rather than seek medical treatment can no longer afford an attorney, nine weeks before her scheduled trial.

Gene Linehan, the attorney for Leilani Neumann of Weston, said Friday that he used $12,000 in donations to cover his expenses and to pay investigators. [Read more...]

When parents call God instead of the doctor

faith healing The impending high-profile trial of parents charged with second-degree reckless homicide in the death of their daughter has sparked new debate in a long-running battle over faith healing in the United States.

Faith-healing communities around the country are worried about losing their right to treat their children according to their religious beliefs.

Two other trials over faith healing-related deaths are also being closely watched. [Read more...]