US pair guilty of Russian sons death

BBC News

A couple from the US state of Pennsylvania have been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of their seven-year-old adopted son from Russia.

Nanette Craver, 55, and her husband Michael, 47, were acquitted of murdering the boy, who they said had run head first into a stove.

Prosecutors believe Nathaniel Craver’s death in August 2009 was caused by repeated blows to the head.

The case has attracted significant attention in Russia.

Two TV channels from the country covered the trial and the vice-consul from the Russian embassy attended.

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