This man and his wife are RATS. Dirty, stinking, rotten to the core rats. And isn’t odd that they all share one thing? A to the death belief in “God” and their religion. And their child paid the price with it’s life.
Who wants to bet hard money that they are also “Pro-Life” individuals?
Rats like this guy have been around for thousands of years. They think nothing of sacrificing their children for their religious beliefs. A couple of years ago, the Terri Schiavo death brought another such religious quack out.
I remember watching the man as he sent his young child, who I think was only 11 at the time, up to the hospital where Terri Schiavo was. The kid was carrying a bottle of water and a bag of crackers. Now, this women had been fed by a tube for years. I guess they thought when the kid went in the room with the water and crackers, she’d just sit up and say, “Hey, thanks! I’m hungry and parched!”
Well, they arrested the kid. The father stood there, in the rear with the gear and watched his child get arrested.
That’s SICK. JUST SICK. Just HOW could any parent let, allow, ask or suggest that their child do that? This, to me, is one of those situations where the parents were need of a much deserved and long over due beating.
Father Found Guilty in Daughter's Death
WAUSAU, Wis. (Aug. 1) - A Wisconsin man accused of killing his 11-year-old daughter by praying instead of seeking medical care was found guilty Saturday of second-degree reckless homicide. Dale Neumann, 47, was convicted in the March 23, 2008, death of his daughter, Madeline, from undiagnosed diabetes. Prosecutors contended he should have rushed the girl to a hospital because she couldn't walk, talk, eat or speak. Instead, Madeline died on the floor of the family's rural Weston home as people surrounded her and prayed. Someone called 911 when she stopped breathing.
Neumann's 41-year-old wife, Leilani, was convicted on the same charge in the spring and is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 6. Both face up to 25 years in prison.
Their case is believed to be the first in Wisconsin involving faith healing in which someone died and another person was charged with a homicide.
The six-man, six-woman jury deliberated about 15 hours over two days before convicting Neumann. Jurors submitted four questions to Marathon County Circuit Judge Vincent Howard before reaching a verdict. In one, the panel asked whether Neumann's beliefs in faith healing made him "not liable" for not taking his daughter to the hospital even if he knew she wasn't feeling well.
Neumann, who once studied to be a Pentecostal minister, testified Thursday that he believed God would heal his daughter and he never expected her to die. God promises in the Bible to heal, he said.
"If I go to the doctor, I am putting the doctor before God," Neumann testified. "I am not believing what he said he would do."
Marathon County Assistant District Attorney LaMont Jacobson told jurors Friday that Neumann was "overwhelmed by pride" in his interpretation of the Bible and selfishly let Madeline die as a test of faith.
Neumann knew he should have taken his daughter to a doctor and minimized her illness when speaking with investigators, Jacobson said, calling Neumann no different than a drunken driver who remarks he only had a couple of beers.
The father said Thursday he thought Madeline had the flu or a fever, and several relatives and family friends testified they also did not realize how sick she was.
Doctors testified that Madeline would have had a good chance of survival if she received medical care, including insulin and fluids, before she stopped breathing. They said the 911 call came too late.
Defense attorney Jay Kronenwetter said Neumann sincerely believed praying would heal his daughter and he did nothing criminally wrong.
"Dale Neumann was doing what he thought would work for his daughter," Kronenwetter said. "He was administering faith healing. He thought it was working."
Of course, the praying didn't work, Kronenwetter said: "He was terribly wrong and no one feels that more than Dale Neumann."
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press