NEW INFO: Judge Ready to Schedule Trial for Neumanns

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A judge says he's ready to schedule the trial of parents accused of reckless homicide for praying instead of taking their 11-year-old daughter to a doctor as she died of undiagnosed diabetes.

Jay Kronenwetter, one of the attorneys for Dale and Leilani Neumann, said Thursday that Marathon County Circuit Judge Vincent Howard's refusal to dismiss the charges on constitutional grounds will not be appealed.

Kronenwetter says the parents want a trial within 90 days.

Howard says a hearing with attorneys is planned Monday to schedule a trial.

The Neumanns have pleaded not guilty to second-degree reckless homicide, which carries a maximum punishment of 25 years in prison.

Their daughter, Madeline, died at their Weston home on Easter after becoming too weak to speak, eat, drink or walk.

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