Friday, November 19, 2010

Dad with "full custody" faces second trial in fire that killed sons (Circleville, Ohio)

We've posted many times on dad WESLEY COONROD. Notice that the press no longer bothers to report that this father had "full custody" of these boys despite a history of domestic violence, drug/alcohol abuse, and "suspicious" fires at previous residences.

Man Faces Second Trial In Fire That Killed Sons
Thursday, November 18, 2010 4:34 PM

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — A Highland County father accused of intentionally setting a fire that killed his two sons will be tried for a second time in Pickaway County.

In October a jury found Wesley Coonrod guilty on two counts of child endangering but could not reach a verdict on murder and arson charges, 10TV News reported.

Prosecutors said Coonrod set fire to his Hillsboro home in March, killing his sons, Thomas, 4, and Stephen, 3.

SLIDESHOW: Images From Fire

Investigators said they charged Coonrod with child endangering because of his level of intoxication and his actions when the fire started.

He will be retired in Pickaway County.

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Previous Stories:
October 11, 2010: Jury Deadlocked On Murder Charges Against Man In Fire That Killed 2 Sons
May 2, 2010: No Trial Change For Man Charged In Sons' Deaths
April 28, 2010 : Father Accused In Sons' Deaths Wants Trial Moved
April 7, 2010: Father To Face Murder Charges In Fire That Killed Sons
March 8, 2010: $1 Million Bond For Man Whose Sons Died In Fire
March 7, 2010: House Fire Kills 2 Children