Weston man gets probation in death of stepson


WESTON, W.Va. -- A Weston man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his stepson will spend two years on probation.Media outlets report that a circuit judge sentenced 39-year-old Gary Allen Wiant to a year in jail on Monday, and then suspended the sentence.Wiant had pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge in February.Lewis County prosecutor Mike Smith says Wiant intervened when the victim, 19-year-old Cory Burkhart, attacked the teen's mother, Angela Burkhart. Cory Burkhart died from asphyxiation during a struggle.
Smith says Burkhart had a history of outbursts.Angela Burkhart also faces charges stemming from her son's death. 
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