Closing arguments get underway Friday morning in the Weston prayer death trial of Lelani Neumann, a mother accused of reckless homicide. Prosecutors will summarize three-and-a-half days of testimony from medical experts who said 11-year-old Kara Neumann would have survived diabetes with treatment and from family members who said mother Leilani chose prayer instead of medicine.
The defense has argued that Leilani couldn't have done anything because Kara didn't show symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis until the very end.Leilani chose not to take the stand in her own defense. But jurors saw a taped police interview in which she noticed symptoms two weeks before the death and thought they were part of a "spiritual attack."
Closing arguments begin at 8:30 with jury deliberations to follow.