Leilani Neumann Says Trial was Completely Unfair

By: Julia Fello - AP Email
By: Julia Fello - AP Email

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- The mother convicted of allowing her daughter to die while the woman prayed for healing says the verdict shows how much more work needs to be done in her fight for religious freedom.

A Marathon County jury convicted 41-year-old Leilani Neumann, of rural Weston, of second-degree reckless homicide for failing to get medical help for 11-year-old Madeline Kara Neumann. The girl died of untreated diabetes in March 2008.

Neumann did not react following the verdict Friday, but issued a statement over the Memorial Day weekend.

Neumann says she did was she thought was lawful. She says "the real issue is our local and national government is turning more and more anti-God."

The child's father, Dale Neumann, will face his own trial in July on a charge of second-degree reckless homicide.

You can read her letter by Clicking Here or the link above.

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