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Leilani Neumann

Jan 30, 2014

Judge orders jail for couple in prayer death

A Wisconsin couple must begin serving their jail sentences for praying over their dying daughter instead of seeking medical treatment for her, a judge ruled Thursday.

Dec 29, 2013

2013 brought resolution to several old crimes

Several Wisconsin residents were sentenced in 2013 for decades-old crimes, while new slayings left residents horrified.

Dec 18, 2013

US Supreme Court declines to hear Wis. prayer-death case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of a Wisconsin couple who prayed instead of seeking help as their 11-year-old daughter died from a treatable form of diabetes.

Jul 3, 2013

Court upholds parents’ convictions in prayer death (UPDATE)

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 scie[...]

Dec 4, 2012

Lawyers ask Wis. high court to rule in prayer death (UPDATE)

A couple who prayed instead of taking their daughter to the hospital as she lay dying at their home were rightfully convicted of homicide, a state attorney told the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday in a case that raises questions about when prayer healing turns criminal.

Jun 28, 2012

State’s Supreme Court to hear prayer death appeal

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear the case of a Weston couple who prayed while their 11-year-old daughter died of undiagnosed diabetes in their home.

May 1, 2012

State Supreme Court asked to hear prayer death case

Appeals judges are recommending the Wisconsin Supreme Court hear the case of a Wisconsin couple convicted of reckless homicide in the 2008 death of their daughter.

Apr 29, 2011

Judge denies appeals for parents in prayer death

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A judge has denied appeals for new trials from the central Wisconsin parents convicted in the death of their 11-year-old daughter. Dale and Leilani Neumann argued their trial attorneys made errors which resulted in their 2009 convictions for reckless homicide in the death of Madeline Neumann. The Neumanns used prayer instead […]

Feb 14, 2011

Mom in prayer death case requests new trial

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman convicted of homicide for forgoing medical treatment for her daughter in favor of prayer is asking for a new trial. Leilani Neumann and her husband Dale claim trial attorney Gene Linehan committed errors during their 2009 trial that confused the jury and failed to properly represent them. According […]


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