Dale Neumann is Expected to Take the Stand in his Own Defense Thursday

By: Liz Hayes Email
By: Liz Hayes Email

Dale Neumann is expected to take the state in his own defense Thursday.

He's on trial for second degree reckless homicide in the death of his daughter Kara, 11.

We'll have live video streaming and constand blog updates.

Here's are the updates from Wednesday in court.

9:09 AM: State calls Scott Sleeter, a captain and lead investigator with the Everest Metro Police department.

9:19 AM: State plays video of police interview with Neumann, recorded a few hours after Kara's death.

9:30 AM: In video Dale tells investigator, "We are people of faith, walk by faith, everything has to do with faith."

9:42 AM: In video Dale says in the last two weeks before Kara's death, "she seemed a little weak, a little slower, and that's where we pray, trust in the Lord."

9:48 AM: In video Dale says two days before Kara died, "We didn't sense it was a life or death situation; we were praying and trusting the Lord."

10:12 AM: In video Dale tells investigator, "The Lord is in control. He can heal and he can raise the dead too."

10:29 AM: In video Dale says why he didn't go to the doctor is because, "Our confidence is not in medicine, our confidence is not in doctors, our confidence is in the Lord and Him only."

10:35 AM: In video Dale reads scriptures. When Investigator Sleeter asks him if he believes Kara can come back from the dead, he responds, "yeah."

10:53 AM: First break of the morning.

11:20 AM: Elvira Neumann, Dale's mother takes the stand. She talked to the family when she heard Kara was sick and urged to take her to the hospital.

11:26 AM: Elvira testifies she raised Dale as christian, but can't believe what happened, because she could never watch any of her own children die.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Lunch break.

1:10 PM: State calls Dr. Joseph Monaco, pediatrician at St. Claire's Hospital in Weston.

1:17 PM: Dr. Monaco testifies when he first treated Kara at the hospital, "she looked very, very emaciated and wasted."

1:24 PM: Dr. Monaco says the Neumann family didn't ask why Kara died, which he remembers as unusual.

1:54 PM: State rests.

2:14 PM: Defense attorney Jay Kronenwetter calls Luann Esko to the stand, a customer of Neumann's former busines Monkey Mo. She says she saw Kara at the business on the Thursday before her death..tesifies she was perky, chipper and smiling.

2:21 PM: Court adjourned for the day.

Dale Neumann, 47, is on trial for second degree reckless homicide in the death of his daughter Kara, 11.

Kara died of untreated diabetes in March of 2008.

Prosecutors say Neumann recklessly killed her by refusing to seek medical treatment for her, and instead relying on prayer to heal her.

The defense says Neumann did what he believes is right, that is trusting in God for his daughter's recovery.

Neumann's wife Leilani was convicted of the same charge in May.

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