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Court upholds parents’ convictions in prayer death (UPDATE)

Leilani and Dale Neumann leave a Marathon County Circuit Courtroom in Wausau, Wis. On Wednesday, July 3, 2013, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that the mother and father who prayed instead of seeking medical help as their 11-year-old daughter Madeline Kara Neumann died in front of them were properly convicted of homicide. Their daughter died of undiagnosed diabetes on Easter Sunday in March 2008 at her parents’ Weston, Wis., home. (AP Photo/Wausau Daily Herald, Rob Orcutt, File)

A mother and father who prayed instead of seeking medical help as their daughter died were properly convicted of homicide, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that dramatically limits legal immunity for parents who turn to God rather than science to heal their children.

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