Charge Against Neumanns Survives Motion to Dismiss
The charge against Madeline Neumann’s parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, survived a motion to dismiss on Tuesday. A judge has ordered that they will stand trial, ruling that sufficient evidence exists for the charges to stick and for the couple to mount a defense.
Dale and Leilani Neumann have been charged with second-degree reckless homicide in the death of their 11-year old daughter Madeline (Kara). Kara’s condition, a treatable form of diabetes, deteriorated over the course of a month until she was unable to speak or eat within the last 48 hours of her life. Her parents stayed by and prayed instead of seeking medical attention.
Prayer has worked miracles, to be sure, but usually in conjunction with medical attention. It is my sincere prayer that this tragedy is used by God to bring some good into the lives of everyone touched by it.
Posted on June 11, 2008, in Uncategorized and tagged Dale Neumann, Leilani Neumann, Madeline Nuemann, Prayers. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
The possible good that might come of all of this for the child’s parents is that, when they are tried and sentenced, they will at last have the opportunity to become separated from their cult-like beliefs. They will then have the opportunity to comprehend the criminality of their actions, and to understand how it was their actions and not God that caused the death of their child. Thousands of years of cumulative medical knowledge were at hand to save their child.