The stepfather of a woman convicted in the so-called “prayer death” of her daughter says the case is not over. Brian Gordon spoke with reporters outside the Marathon County courtroom where Leilani Neuman was found guilty in the reckless homicide of her daughter.
“Obviously justice has been meted out, but that doesn't mean that I agree with it, nor does the family,” Gordon said. “We will see justice prevail, one way or the other. It's a sad day in America, when we can no longer have the freedom of religion.”
Eleven year-old Kara Neuman died from complications of untreated diabetes last Easter Sunday. Leilani Neuman, who did not testify in her trial, told police at the time that she thought the symptoms were part of a “spiritual attack” and thought her faith and prayers in God could heal Kara.
“We are definitely not terrorists,” Gordon said. “We are bible believing, God believing, Holy Ghost filled people that want to do right, and be right, and we have no reason to break the law. The bottom line is that the Constitution reigns supreme, and we have the right to worship our God as we see fit.”