NEW INFO: Judge Sets Separate Trials for Neumanns

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A judge has set separate trials for parents accused of reckless homicide for praying instead of taking their 11-year-old daughter to a doctor as she died of undiagnosed diabetes.

Marathon County Circuit Judge Vincent Howard on Monday set Leilani Neumann's trial to begin May 14 and her husband Dale's for July 23.

Jay Kronenwetter, an attorney for the parents, says both trials are expected to take at least a week.

The parents are charged with second-degree reckless homicide in the Easter death of their daughter, Madeline, at their home in Weston.

Prosecutors say the girl was too weak to speak, eat, drink or walk and the parents had a legal duty to seek medical care instead of just praying for her.

The maximum punishment for the charge is 25 years in prison.


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