Father who fatally shot son while hunting back in jail

10:29 AM, Feb 4, 2010   |    comments
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BELLE PLAINE, Minn. -- It's been nearly two years since Anthony Klaseus fatally shot his 8-year-old son while turkey hunting under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

In a deal with prosecutors, Klaseus plead guilty to second degree manslaughter and received 30 days in jail and ten years probation. 

Klaseus is back in jail after pleading guilty Monday to violating his probation agreement by driving drunk. A Sibley County judge sentenced to him to 60 days in jail followed by 90 days of alcohol home monitoring.

On January 20th, one of Klaseus's neighbors noticed their mailbox had been damaged and mail was strewn all over the ground. While they were checking the scene Klaseus walked over, told them he was responsible, and promised to take care of it. They felt something was strange about the way he was acting and decided to call police.

Officers arrived and immediately found that Klaseus' truck had obvious damage that resulted from backing into the neighbor's mailbox. There were also beer cans on the floor of the truck. He was given a field sobriety test, then taken to jail.

Klaseus still has to appear in Scott County on charges of DWI and leaving the scene of an accident.

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