The Weston prayer death parents will go before a judge Tuesday to argue that they are unable to pay their legal expenses. Dale and Leilani Neumann must prove that they do not qualify for a public defender before they ask Judge Vincent Howard to declare them indigent and appoint an attorney at county expense. Howard will base his decision on a form the Neumanns are required to file, declaring how much property they own and their financial assets and liabilities.
Both parents will appear even though Dale is already represented by a county-appointed attorney. Leilani is represented by a private attorney whom she can no longer pay because a defense fund has run dry. It's unclear how the decision will affect the start of Leilani's jury trial May 14th.