Jury Deliberates in Dale Neumann Prayer Death Trial

By: Liz Hayes Email
By: Liz Hayes Email

9:04 AM: Prosecutor LaMont Jacobson giving closing argument. Says Dale Neumann's omission, failure to obtain medical treatment, was a substantial factor in causing her death.

9:13 AM: Jacobson says Kara had been limp like a rag doll and comatose the whole morning of her death....there had been plenty of time to save her life.

9:17 AM: Jacobson says when medical personnel first saw Kara, she didn't have the normal appearance of a child at all, she looked like someone in the end stages of cancer.

9:29 AM: Jacobson says diabetes is easily treated, untreated diabetes results in death.

9:35 AM: Jacobson tells jury, Neumann did nothing to put an end to Kara's suffering and misery.

9:46 AM: Jacobson says Neumann had medical training as a former deputy sheriff, yet he minimized Kara's condition.

9:54 AM: Jacobson tells jury, Neumann was overwhelmed by pride, he made Kara's illness a test of his own faith.

9:56 AM: Jacobson asks jury to find Neumann guilty of second degree reckless homicide.

9:57 AM: Defense attorney Jay Kronenwetter states closing argument.

9:59 AM: Kronenwetter says state hasn't proven basic elements of case. Says dispatch helped cause Kara's death, when they didn't initially send an ambulance after being told of Kara's comatose state.

10:03 AM: Kronenwetter tells the jury, the state didn't bring in one witness to prove he is phony. Says the state hasn't offered a shread of evidence that Neumann was aware his actions of faith healing would cause Kara's death.

10:13 AM: Kronenwetter says there is absolutely nothing in the record to suggest Dale Neumann believed faith healing would cause Kara's death.

10:17 AM: Prosecutor LaMont Jacobson responding to Kronenwetter's argument. Substantial factor is that Kara layed there for hours and hours and hours and wasn't given any medical treatment.

10:20 AM: Jacobson tells the jury they should find the great bodily harm reason to convict, if they can't convict on Neumann's awareness she'd die.

10:21 AM: Judge Vincent Howard giving juyr last instructions before deliberations.

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

She died of untreated diabetes in March of 2008.

Prosecutors say Neumann's failure to get Kara to a doctor caused her death. The defense says Neumann believed prayer and trust in God was the only way for his daughter to be healed.

Neumann's wife Leilani was convicted of the same crime in May. She'll be sentenced in October.

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