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October 23, 2009
Wausau father unhappy with sentencing of drunken driver who killed his daughter
The father of a Wausau area girl said the drunken driver who killed his daughter got away with a "slap on the wrist." Daniel Schaefer, 24, of Fond du Lac was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision. He was also fined $7,000 for driving the...
October 23, 2009 - 9:23am
October 14, 2009
Wausau doctor hopes to win Senate's majority leader in next year's elections
A doctor from Wausau wants to replace the state Senate's majority leader. Republican Pam Galloway says she'll run next fall against Democrat Russ Decker, D-Weston. Galloway, 54, chairs the Marathon County GOP, and she's the director of the Breast Center of Central Wisconsin. Her...
October 14, 2009 - 9:54am
October 7, 2009
Neumanns get six months in jail for praying instead of getting medical help for dying daughter
A Wausau area couple will remain free while they appeal their reckless homicide convictions. Dale and Leilani Neumann were given six-month jail sentences Tuesday, for praying instead of getting of medical help for their dying daughter. Marathon County Circuit Judge Vincent Howard...
October 7, 2009 - 9:00am
October 6, 2009
Wausau parents sentenced today for role in diabetic daughter's death
A Wausau area couple will find out this afternoon how long their sentences will be for letting their diabetic daughter die while they prayed for help. Dale and Leilani Neumann were both convicted of second-degree reckless homicide in separate trials this summer. But they'll be...
October 6, 2009 - 9:19am
September 25, 2009
Wausau couple accused in daughter's death about to lose one of their homes
The Wausau area couple convicted of reckless homicide in the death of their daughter are about to lose one of their homes. U.S. Bank has filed a foreclosure suit against Dale and Leilani Neumann. It said the couple defaulted on a $250,000 loan for one of their two homes. And they...
September 25, 2009 - 9:00am
August 6, 2009
Judge allows Wausau couple to visit California relatives
A judge is letting a Wausau area couple visit relatives in California, before they're sentenced in October in the death of their 11-year-old daughter. Dale and Leilani Neumann of Weston were each convicted of reckless homicide for praying, instead of getting medical help for Kara...
August 6, 2009 - 9:00am
July 29, 2009
Wife testifies for 4 hours in husband's Wausau trial
A jury in Wausau will hear a third day of testimony in the trial of Dale Neumann, who's accused of praying instead of getting medical help for his dying daughter. Dale's wife Leilani spent four hours on the witness stand Tuesday. She was convicted in May of reckless homicide in...
July 29, 2009 - 9:00am
July 28, 2009
Wife testifies today against her husband at his religious death trial in Wausau
Leilani Neumann is scheduled to testify against her husband today at his trial in Wausau. She was convicted in late May of reckless homicide for praying instead of getting help, as her daughter Kara, 11, was dying from diabetes that was never diagnosed. Now, Neumann's husband...
July 28, 2009 - 9:00am
July 27, 2009
Testimony begins in trial of father who prayed instead of geting help for dying daughter
Testimony begins today in the Wausau trial of Dale Neumann, who's accused of praying instead of calling a doctor for her dying 11-year-old daughter. Neumann's wife Leilani will be among the prosecution's first witnesses. She was convicted two months ago on the same felony charge...
July 27, 2009 - 9:00am
July 20, 2009
Brother of the late Terri Schiavo will be in Wausau today
The brother of the late Terri Schiavo will be in Wausau today. Bobby Schindler will present a documentary about his sister and he'll express his opposition to nationalized health care. Terri Schiavo was the subject of an intense political and legal battle after she collapsed in...
July 20, 2009 - 9:00am
May 21, 2009
Wausau mother testifies today; never thought daughter was near death
The Wausau area woman who's on trial for praying instead of getting help for her dying daughter is expected to testify in her own defense today. Leilani Neumann's jury heard a videotaped interview Wednesday, in which she told a police detective she thought Kara Neumann, 11, was...
May 21, 2009 - 9:00am
May 20, 2009
Religious medical rights trial in third day in Wausau
Testimony is entering its third day in the Wausau trial of Leilani Neumann, who's accused of praying instead of getting help for her diabetic daughter. Neumann, 41, has said she didn't realize 11-year-old Kara was diabetic. But Marshfield Clinic specialist Ivan Sador said the...
May 20, 2009 - 9:25am
May 18, 2009
Relatives testify today in trail of mother accused of choosing prayer over medical help
Family members will testify today at the trial of a Wausau area woman accused of praying instead of getting help for her dying daughter. Testimony was supposed to begin Saturday in Leilani Neumann's trial in Marathon County. But soon after prosecutor Lamont Jacobson began his...
May 18, 2009 - 9:32am
May 15, 2009
Jury forming for trial of mother who prayed instead of getting help for dying daughter
A jury is expected to be set today in the trial of Leilani Neumann, the Wausau area woman accused of praying instead of getting help for her dying daughter. About 90 potential jurors showed up at the Marathon County Courthouse Thursday. And by mid-afternoon, 40 were sent home...
May 15, 2009 - 10:49am
May 11, 2009
Jury selection begins for Wausau area woman accused of praying instead of getting treatment for daughter
Barring a last-second plea deal, jury selection will take place Thursday and Friday in the trial of Leilani Neumann, the Weston mother accused of praying instead of getting treatment for her diabetic daughter. Neumann, 41, and her husband, Dale, are both charged in Marathon County...
May 11, 2009 - 9:18am