I post one of these each Tuesday. Somebody please stop me:
The parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, were ordered to spend 30 days in jail each year for the next six years and were placed on 10 years’ probation. Mr. Neumann, 47, and Ms. Neumann, 41, who live in Weston, in central Wisconsin, had been convicted of second-degree reckless homicide in August.
Their daughter, Madeline Kara Neumann, 11, died from untreated diabetes on March 23, 2008, the authorities said. When the girl became ill and could no longer walk or talk, her parents prayed for her instead of taking her to a doctor, prosecutors said.
Those who don’t think that religion kills need to talk to little Madeline. If only they could.
The good news from this 2009 news item was that Dale and Leilani Neumann planned to appeal, escaping altogether any consequences of their actions. The better news is that in 2013 their appeal was denied. Little Madeline would have been heartened.