Woman cleaning house shoots baby dead


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March 29, 2004, 04:39 PM
DETROIT, Michigan (AP) -- A woman who found a shotgun while cleaning her home Sunday accidentally fired the weapon as she tried to determine whether it was loaded, killing a 1-year-old girl, police said.

The woman found the gun under a couch while cleaning the house where she lived with the child and the child's mother, police said.

The woman told investigators she wanted to see if the gun was loaded, so she operated a slide on the gun that dropped a round into the firing chamber. But her finger was on the trigger, and the gun went off.

"Right now we really don't know what happened, but her finger was on the trigger," Sgt. Eren Stephens said. "At this time, it seems more of a careless handling of the gun."

It was not clear who owned the gun. The woman, 46, was not identified.

Police were questioning the woman, and results of the investigation were to be forwarded to prosecutors for review, Stephens said.


The story (http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Midwest/03/28/brf.child.shotgun.dead.ap/index.html)


My son-in-law alerted me to this. He stated that it's people like this that makes life hard for us all.

YEP!:fire:

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CannibalCrowley
March 29, 2004, 04:47 PM
This has already been posted, see thread What the @#$^#$# is wrong with people?! (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=73768)

45R
March 29, 2004, 05:12 PM
Tragic......:fire:

Justin
March 29, 2004, 06:15 PM
Closed on account of duplicate post.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=73768

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