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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 science to heal their children.

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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.

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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 of ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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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 to ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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