Richard Klein, his wife Kasey and their two boys, Ayden and Anthony went on a camping trip the night of June 3, 2011 and pitched their tent just 24 feet away from the Muskingum River. When they awoke the next morning, the body of 3-year-old Ayden was floating in the river and two-year-old Anthony has never been found.
The Klein's were tried together in 2012 and convicted of involuntary manslaughter and endangering children. Both were sentenced to 12 years in prison but were eventually...
Wednesday was the final day of Richard Klein's re-trial in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court and it ended in the hands of the jury.
The jury started deliberation around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon and returned over six hours later with no verdict.
The prosecution began the day of the trial by bringing in their final witnesses including a first responder who discovered the child, the Licking County coroner and a man who helped with the search using his blood-hounds.
Tuesday morning, a jury of 7 women and 5 men were seated in the trial of Richard Klein. Both the prosecution and the defense made opening statements in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. Assistant Prosecutor, Bob Smith described the death of the Klein's two boys as a human tragedy that could have been avoided and told the jury that he's confident Klein and his wife failed to exercise standard care for their children.
"The deaths of these two boys could have been avoided, had the...
The trial of Richard Klein began Tuesday morning in Muskingum Common Pleas court.
In a morning session a jury of 5 men and 7 women were seated in the case. Two alternate jurors were also chosen. Judge Mark Fleegle explained to the jury how the court case would be conducted, warning them not to discuss the case with anyone.
Richard Klein is charged with two counts of endangering children and two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of 3-year-old Ayden Cecil and 2...
An appeal by Muskingum County Prosecutors Office to not retry a woman convicted of drowning her two young sons is denied by the Ohio Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court sided with an appeals court to allow the retrial of 27-year-old Kasey Klein. The State Appeals Court ruled in January that the Muskingum County Common Pleas Court wrongly denied a defense effort to have Kasey and her husband Richard Klein Junior's case tried separately.
The trial of a Muskingum County couple charged in the death of two children began Monday in Common Pleas Court.
A jury of 11 men and one woman will decide the fate of 38-year-old Richard Klein Jr and 25-year-old Kasey Klein. The couple have been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child endangering.
3-year-old Ayden Cecil and 2-year-old Anthony Tullius are believed to have accidently drowned while the family was camping near Ellis...
A Muskingum County couple has been arrested in connection with the death of two children in the Muskingum River this past June. Click the video link on the left to view WHIZ reporter Mark Bullion's full story.
Authorities say 38-year-old Richard Klein Jr. And 25-year old Kasey Klein have long been under the microscope of investigators and some members of the public in connection with the drowning death of 3-year-old Ayden Cecil and missing 2-year-old Anthony Tullius...