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Praying man let his daughter die

BBC NEWS | Americas | Praying man let his daughter die.

A US jury has found a man guilty of killing his sick 11-year-old daughter by praying for her recovery rather than seeking medical care.

The man, Dale Neumann, told a court in the state of Wisconsin he believed God could heal his daughter.

She died of a treatable disease.

During the trial, medical experts told the court that Neumann’s daughter could have survived if she had received treatment, including insulin and fluids, before she stopped breathing.

On Thursday Neumann, who is 47 and studied in the past to be a Pentecostal minister, said he thought God would heal his daughter.

“If I go to the doctor, I am putting the doctor before God,” he said. “I am not believing what he said he would do.”

Neumann’s lawyer said he had been convinced that his “faith healing” was working, and that he had committed no crime.

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  1. Lucien
    August 15th, 2009 at 02:25 | #1

    “I am not believing what he said he would do.

    Well, your fake “god” certainly didn’t do what he/she/it said he/she/it would do. So pathetic, stuff like this.

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