Jurors found a Weston woman who chose prayer over medicine guilty Friday, in her daughter's reckless homicide. A jury of six men and six women deliberated for just over four hours Friday before convicting 41-year-old Leilani Neumann in the death of her 11-year-old daughter Kara last Easter Sunday.
Prosecutors said Neumann had a legal duty to take her sick daughter to a doctor after she showed symptoms of extreme thirst, weakness and frequent urination in the days leading up to her death.
Neumann did not take the stand in her own defense. She told police hours after the death that she thought the symptoms were part of a "spiritual attack" and thought her faith and prayers in God could heal the girl.
Neumann faces a maximum 25 years imprisonment though the judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation to help craft a sentencing recommendation.
The defense says an appeal is likely.