Dad Accidentally Shoots, Kills Babysitter

Adonis Forbes charged with negligent homicide in 13-year-old boy's death
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 23, 2015 9:59 AM CST

(Newser) – A Louisiana father who was trying to fix his handgun accidentally killed his kids' 13-year-old babysitter, the Advocate reports. Adonis Forbes, 25, and his wife were out for their anniversary on Saturday when they came home for a quick check on their kids. That's when Forbes, of Baton Rouge, noticed his gun wasn't working right, police say.

He tried to correct the problem, and the gun went off, hitting Murrain Hawkins in the abdomen, the Advocate notes. Forbes was trying to save Murrain when police showed up; the boy was pronounced dead at a hospital. Forbes, who is out of jail on a $10,000 bond, faces a negligent homicide charge, WAFB reports. (Meanwhile, Florida won't be charging a gun-twirling man who killed a pregnant woman.)

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