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Teen pleads to accidentally shooting Minn. baby

October 14, 2013
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A teenager has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for accidentally shooting and wounding his 2-month-old nephew in north Minneapolis last month.

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty Monday to reckless discharge of a firearm.

The teen had been handling a .38-caliber revolver he'd brought to his brother's home on Sept. 6 — even though the brother had told him not to have a loaded gun around a baby. The gun went off, and a bullet struck the infant below the right ear.

The teen already has spent 36 days in jail. The St. Paul Pioneer Press ( ) reports that with credit for time served, the teen could be out in about eight months.

The baby was treated and released from HCMC.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,



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