A Hamilton County grand jury has chosen not to indict a grandfather after his 2-year-old grandson accidentally shot himself with the man's pistol.We're not jumping to rash conclusions in this case. The unconscionable negligence of grandpa was been swept under the carpet. He will not he held accountable for his actions, and worse yet, he will continue to own guns and retain his gun rights.
The Hamilton County District Attorney's Office had pursued a charge of criminally negligent homicide against Stan Nowell. The grand jury last week issued a no true bill, meaning they did not believe there was enough evidence against Nowell to take the case to trial.
"They have to determine probable cause to issue the indictment, and they didn't find that in this case," Executive Assistant District Attorney Neal Pinkston told the Chattanooga Times Free Press http://bit.ly/X3W9yt.
Two-year-old Brennan Nowell shot himself on Dec. 20 after his grandfather left a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol on a chair.
A shining example of a Tennessee lawful gun owner if ever there were one.
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