Dale & Leilani Neumann’s Sentencing Tuesday

By: Jonalee Merkel Email
By: Jonalee Merkel Email

It’s been nearly a year and half since 11-year-old Madeline Kara Neumann died and Tuesday her parents will finally learn what, if any punishment they will receive for praying for their dying daughter instead of getting her medical treatment.

Dale and Leilani Neumann are convicted of second-degree reckless homicide in the death of their daughter Madeline, who died from undiagnosed diabetes.

During the trial, testimony revealed the Neumanns continued to pray for Madeline as her heath steadily declined to the point she could no longer walk, talk eat or drink. The Weston couple believed God had healing powers.

Tuesday afternoon a Marathon County judge could sentence each parent to up to 25 years in prison.

Dale & Leilani are expected to appeal their convictions.

This case is believed to be the first of its kind in Wisconsin involving faith healing in which someone died and another person was charged with homicide.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 7 and wsaw.com Tuesday for complete coverage of the Neumann’s sentencing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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