Couple plead not guilty to killing their 7-year old daugher

The Paradise couple accused of fatally beating their adopted 7 year old daughter enter pleas of not guilty to murder charges. Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz appeared in Butte County Court on Thursday.

The Paradise couple is facing murder and torture charges.

Prosecutors say the Schatz repeatedly hit their children with plastic tubing as a form of punishment.

Those alleged beatings eventually led to rhabdomyolsis, a breakdown of the girl’s muscle releasing by-products into her blood stream damaging her kidneys.

– Source / Full Story: Paradise couple plead not guilty to killing their 7 year old daughter, Keli Saam, KHSL TV, Mar. 18, 2010 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

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