Parents who withheld care are guilty of homicide, Wisconsin justices say

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the homicide conviction of two parents whose 11-year-old daughter died while they relied on prayer and faith in God to treat her illness rather than conventional medicine.

The state high court ruled 6 to 1 that the parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, were properly tried and convicted of second-degree reckless homicide for failing to provide emergency medical treatment to their daughter, Kara.

A parent has a legal duty to provide medical care for a child if necessary, the Wisconsin high court declared — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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