Leilani Neumann Found Guilty

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

Watch the Special Report from WSAW.com on the Leilani Neumann Trial right here. This report recaps the week long trial of Leilani Neumann in the death of her 11-year-old daughter, Kara.

The report includes the timeline of events in the trial, how the Prosecution and the Defense presented their cases, and the actual verdict when read by Judge Vincent Howard. She now faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.

The trial started with jury selection on May 15. Opening statements were last Saturday and testimony began Monday.

The defense said it was going to call Neumann to the stand during it's opening statements. But. they didn't call her or anyone to the stand after the state rested.

Prosecutors contend a reasonable parent would have known something was wrong with Kara. They say her mother recklessly killed her by ignoring obvious symptoms, such as she couldn't walk or talk.

Neumann told a detective in a videotaped interview played Wednesday at her trial that the Lord was going to take care of her daughter and all she needed was prayer.

The trial wrapped up May 22 after the jury deliberated for just over 3 hours and delivered the guilty verdict.

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