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MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio couple accused of not getting proper medical help for their severely burned 2-year-old son before he died have been put on six months of probation for child endangerment.

The Mansfield New Journal reports boiling water spilled and burned the boy over one-third of his body in May 2012. His parents initially treated him with salve and burdock leaves, using a remedy from the Amish community in which his father was raised. By the time the toddler was taken to a hospital, it was too late.

A defense attorney called the death a tragic situation.

The parents, William and Jenica Keim, didn't speak to the court at Monday's sentencing. They previously pleaded no contest to misdemeanor child endangerment, and prosecutors dismissed more serious charges.

Prosecutors had recommended probation.

 

Information from: News Journal, http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com

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