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Supreme Court upholds convictions on prayer deaths

Published On: Jul 02 2013 09:47:48 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 03 2013 07:58:03 AM CDT

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MADISON, Wis. -

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of parents who prayed for their dying girl instead of going to doctor.

Kara Neumann died in 2008 after complications from diabetes.

Kara’s parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, appealed their second-degree reckless homicide convictions, saying state faith-healing law protects them from prosecution. The state said the law doesn’t apply in the event of death.

The Neumanns were convicted in 2009 and were sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years probation.

The court released its ruling Wednesday morning.

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