Tot, 3, Shoots Boy, 5, to Death
Adult who brought gun into home is busted
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2011 1:33 AM CST
The 5-year-old was shot accidentally in the chest by his friend.   (?ShardsOfBlue)

(Newser) – A 3-year-old Colorado toddler has shot and killed a 5-year-old friend, according to police. An adult who brought the gun into the home where the shooting occurred has been arrested on charges of child abuse resulting in death and criminal negligence. Adam Laham, 23, was not related to either of the boys, but was visiting the home from Kansas along with several other adults, reports ABC News. A member of the family living in the home had photos of guns posted on his Facebook page, KMGH-TV in Denver discovered. Shortly after the shooting, he posted: “One second changes everything, forever.”

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Dec 26, 2011 1:48 PM CST
Why was he on his facebook afterwards? Shouldn't he been trying to preform CPR
Dec 26, 2011 1:12 PM CST
Well, not to late to amend the constitution.
Dec 26, 2011 9:09 AM CST
First off, $40,000 bail is way too low. Also, a minimum sentence of 25-to-life would send a much needed message to both this "friend", this family, and the gun-toting community. The irrationality and/or carelessness of some gun owners-- along with the people that tolerate, or condone their reckless behavior-- is beyond my comprehension. For anyone with children to invite or allow someone who possesses or displays a weapon into their home is just as insane as allowing a well-known child-molester into closed quarters with your youngsters. Send a message, send a much needed strong message!