Death By Prayer

Isthmus | August 8, 2008
Eleven-year-old Madeline Kara Neumann died of diabetic complications as her parents prayed for her healing and stubbornly refused to call doctors. Now they face second-degree homicide charges. Will a religious exemption to child abuse laws--common to about 40 states--undermine their prosecution?


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