Thursday, May 31, 2012

Couple acquitted in 'caged children with autism' case

Wash. couple acquitted in 'caged children' case | Yakima Herald-Republic

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Jurors took just four hours Tuesday to acquit a couple who had been charged with unlawful imprisonment for keeping two young autistic boys in a dark room with a cage-like door.
The Clark County Superior Court jury had been asked to decide whether John Eckhart, 31, and Alayna Higdon, 27, confined Eckhart's sons for convenience or to keep them safe.

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