Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wisonsin Mother Convicted in Faith Healing Death

Leilani Neumann was convicted of second-degree reckless homicide in the death of her 11-year old daughter, Kara, whose diabetes went untreated. Parents relatives & friends prayed for the young girl as her health deteriorated and she finally went into a coma. The prosecutor described Neumann in his closing arguments as a religious zealot who let her daughter die as a test of faith. Neumann's defense counsel argued that she did not realize her daughter was so ill & did all she could consistent with her family's belief in faith-healing. Neumann faces a possible sentence of 25 years in prison. Her attorney says an appeal is planned based on the trial court's refusal to allow a faith-healing expert to testify at trial. Neumann's husband, Dale, will be tried separately on similar charges in July.

Chicago Tribune article.

Wausau Daily Herald article

1 comment:

Georgia Mountain Man said...

These idiots don't have the sense to see that God has provided healing. It's called the miracle of modern medicine.