Kleins Plead Not Guilty to Charges

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Associated Press

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Updated Thu, Sep 15, 2011 10:14 am

An eastern Ohio couple have pleaded not guilty to charges in the drowning of the woman's 3-year-old son and his missing 2-year-old brother. 

Thirty-eight-year-old Richard Klein Jr. and 25-year-old Kasey Klein of Zanesville are charged with felony involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment. Authorities have said the boys wandered away from a campsite along the Muskingum River on June 4. The older boy's body was found hours later in the water. Crews searched unsuccessfully for the younger boy for more than a week. 
 
The Muskingum County prosecutor said today he couldn't share details about what happened or why the adults were charged. 
 
Kasey Klein remained in jail on $100,000. Her attorney declined to comment. Her husband was being held on $200,000 bond. His court-appointed lawyer had not been determined.
 
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