Gun in Grandma's Bed Kills 3-Year-Old Sleeping There

Police arrested 42-year-old grandmother
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2016 2:40 PM CST
Gun in Grandma's Bed Kills 3-Year-Old Sleeping There
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A New Orleans woman allegedly slept with both her gun and her grandson in her bed, with tragic consequences. Police were called to home around 2am Wednesday to find the 3-year-old boy had been shot in the chest; he later died at a hospital, NBC News reports. The grandmother, 42-year-old Deonca Kennedy, had been sleeping with the boy while the gun was under her pillow, authorities say, and somehow the gun discharged. Kennedy, who works as a security guard, was arrested and faces charges of negligent homicide, child desertion, and second-degree child cruelty. (Read more child death stories.)

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