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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Spiritual Treatment for Children and Criminal Liability

According to the New York Times:

CHICAGO — A Wisconsin couple were sentenced to jail time on Tuesday for failing to seek medical attention for their ill daughter, renewing a debate in some circles over whether states should allow parents to practice spiritual treatments.

The parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, were ordered to spend 30 days in jail each year for the next six years and were placed on 10 years’ probation. Mr. Neumann, 47, and Ms. Neumann, 41, who live in Weston, in central Wisconsin, had been convicted of second-degree reckless homicide in August.

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What did the parent's spiritual treatment consist of? Were they religious?

Posted by: AY | Oct 21, 2009 12:21:10 PM

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