Court: Couple must be tried separately for involuntary manslaughter of children

JESSICA SHAMBAUGH | Daily Reporter
Published: 01/30/2013

A 5th District Court of Appeals panel recently ruled that a husband and wife should be tried separately in the case of child endangering and involuntary manslaughter of the woman’s sons after she offered testimony that prejudiced her husband.

The three-judge appellate panel found that Richard Klein’s right to a fair trial and due process were violated when his co-defendant and wife, Kasey Klein offered testimony implying his involvement in her children’s disappearance.

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