A Marathon County judge has appointed an attorney at taxpayer expense to represent one of the Weston prayer death parents.
Leilani Neumann will keep the attorney she has now, but he'll be paid $70 an hour by the county, less than what he currently makes. The judge granted the county-appointed attorney after Leilani failed to qualify for a public defender.
He also granted the defense team up to $5,000 for a special investigator. The decision will not impact the start of her trial in mid-May.
Dale Neumann, meanwhile, is already represented by a county-appointed attorney. He's scheduled to go on trial in late July.
The Neumanns are charged with second-degree reckless homicide for choosing prayer over medicine before their daughter died from untreated diabetes last Easter.