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Jury Selection Resumes in Prayer Death Trial

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A second day of jury selection is under way in the trial of a father accused of second-degree reckless homicide for praying instead of seeking medical help for his dying daughter.

Forty-seven-year-old Dale Neumann was charged after the 2008 death of 11-year-old Madeline Neumann from undiagnosed diabetes. A jury convicted the girl's mother of the same charge in May.

Marathon County Clerk of Courts Diane Sennholz said Friday a jury for the father's trial was expected to be picked by the end of the day, with opening statements from attorneys planned Saturday. She said 18 people were dismissed Thursday from a pool of 60 potential jurors.

Prosecutors contend Dale Neumann recklessly killed his daughter by ignoring obvious symptoms of her deteriorating health. The parents say they believed that God would heal the girl.


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