This seems to be a freedom of religion case.
The mother of a diabetic 11-year-old girl knew her daughter was dying but disregarded advice from other family members to seek medical attention, prosecutors said Saturday.
Leilani Neumann, 41, told a friend that “she sensed the spirit or Angel of Death present at her home” shortly before her daughter Madeline died, Marathon County Assistant District Attorney LaMont Jacobson said in opening statements.
Prosecutors contend any reasonable parent would have known something was wrong. They said Neumann, who believes healing comes from God, recklessly killed her daughter.
Neumann sent an e-mail saying, “Help, our daughter needs emergency prayer,” but refused advice from her mother-in-law to rush the girl to a doctor," he said.
At what point does a parent’s religious beliefs end and the welfare of a child begin?