Father found guilty of some charges; jury deadlocks on others

Wesley Coonrod (Source: Highland County Jail)
Wesley Coonrod (Source: Highland County Jail)

HILLSBORO, OH (FOX19) - The jury in the trial of a Highland County man accused of killing his two young sons has found him guilty of some charges, but has deadlocked on all others.

Wesley Coonrod was found guilty of two counts of child endangerment for a fire that killed his two young sons, ages 3 and 4, in March.

However, the jury deadlocked on all other charges, which included murder, aggravated murder and arson.

The jury began deliberating on Friday afternoon, and had the case all weekend. They reached a verdict around 11 a.m. Monday morning.

Coonrod faced the death penalty if he was convicted of all charges. He claimed he did not set the fire on purpose.

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