2011-11-24 / Local & State

U.S. Couple Get Time Served In Son’s Death

YORK, Pennsylvania (AP) – A U.S. couple has been sentenced to time served in the head-injury death of their 7-year- old Russian son.

The case angered Russian authorities, who say at least 17 Russian children have died in domestic-violence incidents in their American families.

Michael and Nanette Craver say their son Nathaniel suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome and regularly hurt himself. They say he ran into a stove the night before they found him unconscious.

Prosecutors argued that the couple failed to follow through on treatment and therapy programs.

A jury convicted them of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in the 2009 death but acquitted them of murder charges.

A judge Friday sentenced the couple to the 19 months they spent in prison before trial.

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