Weston Parents Charged in Prayer Death Close Business

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WESTON, Wis. (AP) -- A Weston couple already faces criminal charges for praying instead of seeking medical help for their dying diabetic daughter.

Now court records show that Dale and Leilani Neumann have closed their coffee shop and are being evicted from the building.

The Neumanns are charged with second-degree reckless homicide after their 11-year-old daughter died in March. Prosecutors say the parents saw Madeline Neumann's illness as a test of faith.

An autopsy says Madeline died from untreated complications of diabetes

A small-claims action filed last month says the couple's business, the Monkey Mo Coffee shop in Weston, owed nearly $6,300 as of Oct. 6.

The coffee shop was dark Monday with signs saying the business had closed.


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