What do you think? Do they deserve 25 years?
A Wisconsin mother and father convicted of reckless homicide for praying instead of taking their dying daughter to a doctor could spend up to 25 years in prison.
Dale and Leilani Neumann will be sentenced Tuesday in the death of 11-year-old Madeline Neumann, who died on their living room floor from undiagnosed diabetes as they prayed rather than getting her medical treatment.
Separate juries convicted each of second-degree reckless homicide in Madeline’s Easter 2008 death.
The juries ruled the parents had a legal duty to rush the girl to a doctor after she could no longer walk, talk, eat or drink. A family friend finally called 911 after the girl stopped breathing.
The parents, who have three other teen-age children, say they believe all healing comes from God. Their attorneys have said the convictions will be appealed.
Among the factors Judge Vincent Howard must consider in sentencing the parents are deterrence and protection of the public.