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Accidental Shooting of Maryland 4-year-old - Stepdad Arrested

Posted on the 10 August 2012 by Mikeb302000
Accidental Shooting of Maryland 4-year-old - Stepdad Arrested The Washington Post reports
The stepfather of a 4-year-old Woodbridge boy who found a loaded handgun and accidentally shot himself has been arrested on a child cruelty charge, Prince William County police said.
The boy, Kyrell Kyyon McNeill, climbed into a family member’s truck on July 25, found the loaded weapon and shot himself in the head. Jasmine Darnell Matthews, 27, Kyrell’s stepfather, has been charged with cruelty and injuries to children for leaving the loaded gun “in another family member’s unsecured vehicle,” according to a police statement.
Why is it that sometimes the gun owner is charged and other times he isn't? Can you see any obvious difference?
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