A Detroit woman charged in the death of her 3-year-old granddaughter who was killed while playing with a handgun has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.Does that sound right to you? I know some of the pro-gun crowd like to emphasize personal responsibility, but in a case like this, I don't think even they would say the 3-year-old was at fault. Would that mean they accept the "shared responsibility" theory that I'm always talking about? Or does it end when a kid reaches a certain age?
The Wayne County prosecutor's office said Wednesday in a release that 44-year-old Dawn Bostick has agreed to a sentencing agreement that includes five years' probation, parenting classes and a ban on possession of firearms.
Bostick also faced second-degree child abuse and felony firearm charges.
Police say the grandmother was in another part of the house on Dec. 10 when the girl accidentally fired a 9-millimeter handgun that was left unlocked in a bedroom nightstand.
Prosecutors say the girl was under Bostick's care.Bostick will be sentenced April 28.
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