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Jury Selection Begins For Yukon Couple Charged With Child Abuse

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EL RENO, Oklahoma -

The trial began Monday morning for a Canadian County couple accused of beating, burning and neglecting their three adopted children.

Prosecutors say John and Sonja Kluth abused the two boys and a girl, locked them in an underground shelter and fed them pet food. An investigation into the Kluths began when one of the boys ran away from home in November 2010. A worker at a Braum's store in northwest Oklahoma City discovered the then 16 year old sitting near the trash in the freezing weather. Prosecutors say the boy was obviously malnourished.

2/24/2011 Related Story: Yukon Couple Accused Of Beating, Burning Kids Now Free On Bond

The Kluths are each charged with three counts of child abuse and three counts of child neglect. It's not known how long it will take attorneys to choose a jury for the trial.

 6/29/2011 Related Story: Tears From Yukon Couple As Boy Testifies About Abuse


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