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Dale, Leilani Neumann appear in court for motions before final sentences

WAUSAU, WI (WTAQ) - A Wausau area couple is expected to make their final attempt to stay out of jail this afternoon, for praying instead of getting medical help while their young daughter died.

Dale and Leilani Neumann of Weston are scheduled to appear in Marathon County Circuit Court on motions for their final sentences. They were allowed to stay free while they appealed their 2009 convictions for reckless homicide.

Those appeals ran out last month, when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider the case. Now, prosecutors will ask a judge to make the Neumanns finally serve the time they were ordered to serve in '09 -- a month in jail each year for six years, plus 10 years of probation and community service.

Defense lawyer Steven Miller recently said both Neumanns have suffered enough. They've been assessed over $72,000 in court costs, for their separate 2009 trials which convicted them in the death of their 11-year-old daughter Kara Neumann.

She died on Easter Sunday of 2008 from complications of diabetes, which doctors said could have been treated had they been given the chance. The Neumanns said they were exercising their religious freedoms with their prayer healing.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)