The child’s mother has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Florida authorities have reported this Monday that the mother of a two-year-old boy has been charged with the death of her husband, after their son shot his father in the back and accidentally killed him on March 26. May, in a new shooting in the United States.
“The gun was not properly guarded and, in fact, easily accessible even to a two-year-old, and the result is a tragedy in this community that no one can understand,” said Orange County Sheriff John Mina. as has been collected by the American network NBC News.
Marie Ayala, 26, has been charged with one count of negligent homicide after failing to properly secure a Glock pistol with which the boy is believed to have shot his father while he was playing a video game, according to a Bureau affidavit. from the Orange County Sheriff.
The boy’s five-year-old brother has assured authorities in an affidavit that his brother accidentally fired the gun.
“The children were not physically injured, but they will probably carry emotional wounds forever. Not only have they effectively lost both parents, but the boy who accidentally shot his father in the back will have to grow up knowing that his actions caused his father’s death. If you have a gun, always be responsible,” the Police Department said in a statement.
Ayala has told investigators that the couple and their three children, including an infant, were in the bedroom of their Orlando home when the boy fired the gun and a bullet hit her husband, Reggie Mabry.