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3-year-old shot, killed while sleeping with his grandmother

1 year 3 days 14 hours ago January 20, 2016 Jan 20, 2016 Wednesday, January 20 2016 January 20, 2016 10:20 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow
Image: New Orleans Police

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they have arrested a security guard in the death of her 3-year-old grandson, who apparently was shot when the gun under her pillow went off while they slept.

Officer Garry Flot says in a news release that the bullet hit the boy in the chest about 2:10 a.m. Wednesday. The child died at a nearby hospital.

Flot says 42-year-old Deonca Kennedy was arrested Wednesday on charges of negligent homicide, second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and child desertion.

Under state law, both desertion and second-degree cruelty charges can be based on criminal negligence. Negligent homicide carries up to five years in prison, and second-degree cruelty up to 40 years.

Flot says the investigation is continuing.

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