Politics

Toddler Allegedly Shoots His Mother in the Back, Kills Her

Fri., Apr. 22, 2011 7:01 AM EST
by A.R. Shaw

Advocates for gun rights often repeat the slogan, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” But if guns weren’t so easy to obtain, there’s a good chance that a 3-year-old would not be responsible for the shooting death of his mother.

According to police in Miramar, Fla., the 3-year-old was playing with a loaded gun when he accidentally pulled the trigger and shot his 33-year-old mother, Julia Bennett, in the back. The child is apparently unaware of the crime that police are saying that he committed.

However, police may want to further investigate a man who was also in the home during the murder. He called the police and told them what the 3-year-old had done. If the gun belongs to the man, he could be charged with involuntary manslaughter due to negligence.

Expect more developments from this unthinkable tragedy.–a.r.

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  • Martin1minley2

    The owners of the gun were not license . If the state they live in have care free gun laws this is just one of dilemas .

  • LDMAYE

    THIS IS WHY YOU ‘NEVER’ HAVE GUNS IN THE HOUSE!!! THIS IS VERY SAD AND COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED. I AM FIRM BELIEVER OF LETTING ONLY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SHOULD BE THE ONLY ONES TO CARRY A GUN. THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY ACCIDENTS THAT HAPPEND.

    DINO IN BOSTON,MA

  • Jroberts0107

    OMG, you have to be kidding me. Do you know how many pounds of pressure it takes to fire a gun(depending on the kind). This dude shot her and is now trying to pin it on the baby. How low can you go?