By: Angela Wendler
The Russian Government reacted negatively to the lenient sentence given to the Pennsylvania couple who were originally charged with murder for the the death of their 7-year-old son adopted from Russia, reports the Associated Press.
Michael and Nanette Craver were sentenced Friday to 16 months to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter by Judge John S. Kennedy of the Court of Common Pleas in York, Pa, reports the New York Times.
The couple had already served 19 months in prison prior to the trial, and therefore, will not be serving any more jail time, reports the New York Times.
The Cravers claim that their son's fatal head injury was self-inflicted when the child ran into a wooden stove the night before they found him unconscious, reports the Associated Press.
Judge Kennedy did not sentence the couple to any more jail time because he felt there was little to be gained from it. He said that given their ages, 56 and 47, the couple was unlikely to become parents again, as reported by the New York Times.