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Father in 2008 Wisconsin prayer death now in jail

  • Associated Press
  • September 4, 2014 - 5:50 PM

WAUSAU, Wis. — A Wisconsin father has started serving a six-month jail sentence for praying over his dying daughter in 2008 instead of seeking medical help for her.

Fifty-two-year-old Dale Neumann of Weston was convicted along with his wife, Leilani, of second-degree reckless homicide in the death of their 11-year-old daughter Madeline.

A supervisor tells WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1lKsI6g ) that Dale Neumann arrived at jail Monday.

The parents were sentenced in 2009 to six months in jail but the sentence was put on hold while they appealed. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to take the case last year.

The girl, nicknamed Kara, died at home of a treatable form of diabetes.

Leilani Neumann is to begin serving her sentence in March. A judge ordered the couple to serve one month in jail per year for six years.

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