WAUSAU, Wis. - October 6, 2009 Marathon County Circuit Judge Vincent Howard sentenced Dale and
Leilani Neumann on Tuesday. The jail terms were stayed pending
appeals by the couple of their convictions for second-degree
reckless homicide in March 2008 death of their daughter, Madeline
The girl died of complications from undiagnosed diabetes on the
floor of the family's home while people around her prayed. Someone
called 911 after she stopped breathing.
Prosecutors argued the parents should have rushed the girl to a
hospital because she couldn't walk, talk, eat or drink.