The day starts with the state saying Dale Neumann will not be callled as a witness for the state. He was scheduled to take the stand Tuesday.
DA Jill Falstad says the decision was made after her and ADA LaMont Jacobson talked it over Monday night.
Defense attorney Gene Linehan says Neumann may be called as a defense witness.
The first witness of the day was from the phone company. She provided some details of the phone numbers involved in the case.
Another witness from the phone company.
Althea Wormgoor takes the stand. Based on opening statements, she and her husband were friends of the Neumanns, but had a falling out about a week before Kara died.
She testifies they were friends with the Neumanns in California and moved to Wisconsin to open another branch of the Neumann's business Monkey Mo's coffee shop.
She also says the Dale would teach at Bible study, but questioning anything he said would "cause problems."
She says her family left the group because the teachings got away from the Bible.
And she says Leilani believes "if you're sick, you're sinning."
Wormgoor testified she got a frantic all from Leilani the morning Leilani died. During the call, Leilani told her that her daughter was not eating or drinking, that she was very sick. She says they didn't go right away because she and her husband thought it was just a way to get together to talk about why they were leaving the Bible study group and Monkey Mo's.
She testifies that a second call from Leilani made her more concerned about just how sick Kara was. Because Leilani said Kara was in a coma.
She also testified that Leilani asked her if she thought Kara was sick because there was "unforgiveness" between the two families after their falling out.
9:55 Judge is handed a note and orders a 15 minute break.
Court is back in session. Direct examination of Althea Wormgoor continues.
She testifies she saw Kara's mouth twitch and decided to call 911.
It also sent her into a panic and created chaos in the house.
Wormgoor recalls the 911 call where the dispatcher tried to talk her and through CPR. A tape of the call was played Monday in court.
She also testifies that the Neumanns, even at that point, still believed their prayers would revive the girl.
Cross examination of Wormgoor begins.
Defense attorney Gene Linehan questions her about the falling out between the Wormgoors and Neumanns.
He asks if Kara looked ill about a week before she died, the second last time Wormgoor saw her. Wormgoor answers no.
Wormgoor testified the Neumanns did not stop her from making the 911 call, but she's not sure if they knew she was even making it.
Randall Wormgoor takes the stand. He is the husband of the woman who was just on the stand.
Questioning is along the sames lines.
After a lunch break, cross examination of Randall Wormgoor begins. Again, the questioning is along the same lines as it was for his wife, Althea Wormgoor who testified before him.
Dr. Choon Hong P'ng takes the stand. He's the head of the emergency department at St. Clare's Hospital in Weston. The doctor testifies he was on duty the day Kara was taken to the ER the day she died. He says the girl was essentially dead when she got to the hospital, but the emergency time tried heroic measures to try to revive her anyway.
Hong P'ng testifies that a patient with late stage untreated diabetes can usually be successfully treated.
Cross examination begins. The doctor testifies he's treated hundreds of late stage untreated diabetes cases over a couple decades and he's never seen anyone die from it.
Everest Metro Fire Chief Steve Meilahn is called to the stand. But he's testifying in his capacity as a former investigator for the Everest Metro P.D. He lead the investigation into Kara's death.
He says he confiscated an e-mail from the Neumanns to a website-based preacher. It asked for emergency prayers for Kara. It was dated the day before Kara died.
Cross examination of Chief Meilahn begins.
After short break, testimony resumes with expert on diabetes, Dr. Ivan Zador.
The Dr. tells the jury symptoms of diabetes in Kara Neumann should have been apparent for weeks. They include excessive thirst, urination and tiredness. He says 99% of people treated for diabetes survive. Untreated diabetes, on the other hand always winds up with death.
Cross examination begins. The Dr. Zador testifies the progression of the disease that killled Kara Neumann occurs at various rates in various patients.
EMT Jason Russ called to the stand. He was one of those in the ambulance called to the Neumann's house the day Kara died. He testifes Kara was grayish-blue in color, was not breathing and didn't have a pulse. Then he describes the measures, including CPR they took to revive her.
Russ testifies Leiliani Neumann told him all Kara needed was some fluids.
Cross examination begins. Very quick. Just asked if he met with the DA prior to testimony. He says a couple weeks ago.
Another of the EMTs called to the Neumann house that day, Hydon Prausa is called to the stand. Questioning is along the same line.
Cross examination begins. Very quick. Again, it's along the same line as the witness before.
The jury is excused and court is adjourned for the day.
Testimony to resume Wednesday morning at 8:30am.
41-year old Lielani Neumann of Weston is charged with second degree reckless homicide in the death of her 11-year old daughter, Madeline who is also known as Kara. Authorities say she and her husband Dale chose to pray for the girl instead of seeking medical treatment for her.
Authorities say she died of untreated diabetes in March, 2008.
Eight witnesses took the stand Monday. Among them, the aunt who was the first to call 911 the day Kara died and the forensic doctor who did the autopsy.
Dale Neumann's trial is set for July. If they're convicted, the Neumanns face up to 25-years in prison.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.