Zanesville Couple Convicted In Death And Disappearance Of Toddler Boys

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Updated Fri, Feb 3, 2012 5:20 am

A jury has found an Ohio couple guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the drowning of the woman's 3-year-old son and disappearance of his 2-year-old brother during a camping trip.
    
Kasey Klein, 25, and Richard Klein Jr., 38, of Zanesville were convicted Thursday in Muskingum County.
    
Authorities have said the boys wandered away from a family campsite near the Muskingum River in June.

The older boy's body was found in the water within hours; the younger boy has not been found.
    
Kasey Klein's attorney had pointed the finger at her husband.

But Richard Klein's attorney, William Mooney, had argued "the boys died as a result of life happening, not because someone did something wrong."
    
A prosecutor had argued the couple's irresponsibility led to the deaths

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