An Arkansas couple has been charged with manslaughter after their 2-year-year old son accidentally shot himself with a .45 caliber pistol and died of a wound to his head, authorities said on Tuesday.
The parents, Phillip and Tabitha Ashley, 27 and 23 respectively, were arrested on Monday. Local media said the couple left a loaded gun unattended in the house.
Police declined to release any details but said additional charges are possible. The two, who are being held without bond in jail, have not commented on the incident.
Manslaughter seems like the appropriate charge here.
I am glad that we are seeing people like this punished for their negligence and no longer given a pass due to the fact that "they have already suffered enough."
No, they haven't. At least not yet.