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Dad Accidentally Shoots, Kills Babysitter

Adonis Forbes charged with negligent homicide in 13-year-old boy's death
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2015 9:59 AM CST
Dad Accidentally Shoots, Kills Babysitter
A dad accidentally killed a babysitter while trying to fix his gun.   (Shutterstock)

(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.

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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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