Jury pre-screening has begun in the next Weston prayer death case even though the trial won't start for another week. Prosecutors and Dale Neumann's defense attorney went through 115 individual jury questionnaires Wednesday. Twenty were excused for cause or by a stipulation of both parties, including several who had pending criminal charges and a breastfeeding mother. That leaves 95 Marathon County residents who will be called in next Thursday for formal jury selection.
A jury of 12 members and 2 alternates will be chosen to decide Neumann's fate. Prosecutors say he caused his daughter's death from diabetes last year by choosing prayer over medicine.