Klamath Falls couple accused in 19mo son's death

, Posted: Thu, February 20 2014 at 9:24 PM, Updated: Thu, February 20 2014 at 10:18 PM

Klamath Falls couple accused in 19mo son's death

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- A Klamath County couple is in jail Thursday night accused in the death of their 19 month-old son.

Thomas and Danielle Hevener are charged with manslaughter, criminal mistreatment and child neglect.

Sheriff Frank Skrah says they found the infant dead on Sunday, that the baby boy died of accidental strangulation.

Detectives say the couple have four other children, who they left alone for 14 hours day. "The habit that this family had was locking the children in the bedrooms from 5pm to 7 am when it's time to get up on the morning." said Detective Nick Kennedy.

The couple's 4 other children are now in protective custody.

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