Faith healing proponent parents sentenced for death of daughter

Dale and Leilani Neumann of Wausau, Wisconsin could have saved their daughter. But they chose to rely on God rather than take their daughter to the doctor. Because they imposed their religious beliefs on their 11-year-old daughter, the young girl died. Yes, the parents have a right to believe as they like, but what about the rights of their daughter? Didn't she have a right to live?

The couple was sentenced yesterday for their part in their daughter's death. They received a sentence of one month in jail per year for the next six years and 10 years probation. And in a weird move the judge, according to an MSNBC report, said he wants them to spend the time "'think[ing] about Kara and what God wants [them] to learn from this." It seems the judge wants them to reflect. After all, why punish people who the judge believes are "very good people?" So, why not just send them to a spa so they can meditate? This "punishment" does not seem to fit the crime.

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Comment by AcesLucky on October 7, 2009 at 8:06am
Yeah, six months.

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