The state will call its first witnesses Monday in the second Weston prayer death trial.
Ten witnesses will take the stand, including Dale Neumann's wife Leilani, who was convicted on the same reckless homicide charge in May. Others who will testify include a pediatric diabetes expert who will say that Kara Neumann's symptoms of extreme fatigue and thirst would have been noticeable, the California relative who called 9-1-1 three times seeking help and a friend of the Neumanns who called 9-1-1 from their home when she saw Kara's mouth twitch.
The witness line-up signals the state is likely to follow the same pattern in prosecuting Dale that they did in convicting his wife.
Prosecutors say Dale Neumann should have known his 11-year-old daughter was gravely ill before she died from untreated diabetes last spring. But defense attorney Jay Kronenwetter says the rural Weston father and his wife both thought prayer was a proper form of treatment, and that Neumann did nothing wrong in relying on his faith to save his daughter.