OH couple guilty of child endangerment in shooting

GREENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A jury in western Ohio has found a couple guilty of child endangering in the accidental shooting death of their 11-year-old son in 2011.

The same jury was unable to reach a verdict on charges of involuntary manslaughter against Michael and Melody Fisher of Fort Recovery.

Authorities said Michael Lee Fisher III accidentally shot himself in the head on Aug. 4, 2011. Prosecutors said his parents were charged after police found 80 unsecured firearms and ammunition around their home.

Media reports said the verdict was announced early Friday in Greenville after 13 hours of deliberations by the jury.

The Fishers face up to five years in prison each on the child-endangering convictions.

Prosecutors haven’t decided whether to try them again on the involuntary manslaughter charges.

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