Jury Selected in Dale Neumann Homicide Trial

By: Liz Hayes Email
By: Liz Hayes Email

Eight men and six women will hear the trial of Dale Neumann, 47, and decide whether he's innocent or guilty.

Neumann is on trial for second degree reckless homicide in death of his daughter Kara, 11.

It took two days for prosecutors, defense attorney Jay Kronenwetter, and Judge Vincent Howard to select 14 jurors.

12 are considered actual jurors, and two more are alternates in the case.

All 14 will hear the trial, but the alternates will be dismissed before jury deliberations.

Because the jury is sequestered, they are required to avoid all news stories on the case, and in order to be fair and impartial, they can't talk about the case to anyone.

Opening statements are set for Saturday, and the first witnessed is scheduled to take the stand Monday.

The trial is expected to last a week and a half.

Neumann faces 25 years in prison if he's convicted.

His wife, Leilani Neumann, faces 25 years in prison now. She was convicted of the same charge after her trial in May.

Prosecutors will try to convince jurors Neumann recklessly killed Kara by ignoring her symptoms of diabetes.

The Neumanns say they did nothing wrong and believed God would cure her. They say the Constitution protects freedom of religion.

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