Family of American detained in North Korea says they are struggling, asks for mercy for him

  • by: AMANDA LEE MYERS , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 12, 2014 - 2:50 PM

LEBANON, Ohio — The wife and three children of an American man charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea apologized Tuesday to the communist country and pleaded for its government to show him mercy, saying in a statement they're "desperate for his release and return home."

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