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Couple plead no contest in death of 2-year-old son

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 7/9/2013

Involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide charges have been dismissed against a Mansfield couple in their son's death.

William Keim, 34, and Jenica Keim, 32, pleaded no contest Monday to child endangering in Richland County Common Pleas Court. They were found guilty and will be sentenced on Aug. 19.
 

A bench trial was scheduled for Tuesday for the Keim's.
 

As part of the plea agreement the Keim's  could receive up to three years prison, but prosectors are recommending probation.
 

Prosecutors say on May 4, 2012, Jenica Keim was boiling a pot of water on the stove that was not attached to the wall.
 

Dalton Keim, 2, bumped into the stove, tipping it over and spilling the water on his face and chest. He suffered severe burns to 36-percent of his body.
 

Instead of taking the child to the hospital, the parents used an Amish remedy consisting of burdock leaves and salve.

 On May 5, Dalton was taken to a relative's home for another treatment and he stopped breathing.
 He was taken to the hospital where he died.

   
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