A mother and father are now facing serious charges of neglect after their son reportedly shot his sister dead using the family’s gun.
According to local media outlets, the 6-year-old boy was able to retrieve the weapon from the safe which was only open but also present at such a low level on a dresser.
The easy access gave the child complete access to the dangerous weapon which he reportedly aimed and fired at his sister, who was just one year younger than him.
“He just aimed the gun at his sister’s head and fired. It was an accident. He loved his sister so much. We don’t know how we will ever be able to get over something like this!”- the couple explained.
The cops revealed how the weapon was fully loaded and a huge threat to the entire household. Moreover, the fact that it was located in that area blew so many people’s minds as it could have resulted in an even bigger tragedy.
The young boy’s parents were identified as Jacob and Kimberly Grayson who have now been taken away by the police and put behind bars for serious neglecting behavior.
Meanwhile, the mother continued to defend herself by saying it was an accident and how she had no idea what was going on because she was asleep. Moreover, she even went about removing the gun from the safe and putting it in a low-lying position, yet refused to accept the fault and extreme neglect she displayed in this regard.
The father has since then been released after paying a bond worth $65,000. However, the mom continues to remain in jail, as recently revealed by local authorities.
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