The fate of the Weston prayer death father is in the hands of a jury. Dale Neumann is charged with reckless homicide for choosing to pray rather than seek medical help for his diabetic daughter last spring. In closing arguments, prosecutors said Neumann had a legal duty as a parent to seek a doctor's care for his dying daughter.
"He failed to give Kara an opportunity to live, by choosing not to provide her with the medical care that she so clearly needed," said Prosecutor LaMont Jacobson.
Defense attorney Jay Kronenwetter said his client didn't kill the 11-year-old, diabetes did. Kronenwetter also argued that Nuemann wasn't aware his daughter was gravely ill. The defense even suggested 911 employees may be to blame for not acting quickly enough when relatives called seeking help for the girl.
But prosecutors said Neumann praying during the illness proved he knew something was wrong.
Jury deliberations began about 10:30 AM. The jury that convicted Neumann's wife in May took four hours to reach a verdict.