Sunday, July 02, 2017

Indiana man fatally shoots nine year old daughter while teaching about gun safety.

Courtesy of Time: 

An Indiana man has been charged for fatally shooting his 9-year-old daughter in the head while teaching his two sons about gun safety. 

On June 10, Eric Hummel, 33, from Hobart, Indiana, was telling his sons about the dangers of playing with guns when his daughter Olivia walked into the room, People, citing court documents, reports. Unaware that the gun was loaded, he said he pointed it toward her and fired. 

Hummel has since been charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death, battery resulting in death to a person less than 14 years old, reckless homicide, and, in addition, two counts of neglect of a dependent, People reports. Hummel, who has entered a not guilty plea, faces 20 to 40 years on the neglect of a dependent resulting in death charge, which is a Level 1 felony, according to People. 

"She’s dead, she’s dead. I thought it was empty, you can kill," Hummel told the police officer who arrived on the scene, according to a police report obtained by People. 

"I was showing the boys the gun and told them not to ever play with it because it can kill someone, then she walked in in the room and I pointed it at her and pulled the trigger, thinking it was empty," he continued, according to People.

Now see, this guy is simply too stupid to have ever been allowed to own a gun.

Anybody who would point a gun at ANYBODY, much less a child, and pull the trigger does not know the first thing about gun safety. 

Despite the pain this man feels at the loss of his little girl, he absolutely deserves to be convicted of every one of the charges against him.

And perhaps even more.


  1. Anonymous3:20 AM

    I really don't give a shit what this father is going through. I do know a young girl paid with her life. A mother is sufferring the needless death of a child. Two boys will forever remember the sight of their sister being shot.

    All of which was completely preventable.


    1. Anonymous5:25 AM

      Well said!

  2. Anonymous3:46 AM

    And why would you point a gun at a little girl and pull the trigger under any circumstances?

    Even if it wasn't loaded, why in the world would you point a gun at your daughter?

    1. Anonymous12:47 PM

      I would never even point an unloaded weapon at my dog much less point it at my child.

  3. Anonymous3:46 AM

    I thought one of the rules of gun safety was never to point a gun at anyone unless you intend to shoot them. When this idiot says he thought the gun was empty it must mean that he didn't check to see if there were any bullets left in the chamber; another rule of gun safety.

    He and only he is responsible for his daughter's death and deserves to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

  4. Anonymous3:52 AM

    He killed his daughter and sentenced his sons to PTSD. Those poor boys will have to live with that scene for the rest of their lives...

  5. Would you gamble even two cents this was a Hillary voter?

    1. Anonymous4:19 PM

      He's from Indiana. No, he definitely voted for The Orange One.

    2. Anonymous6:08 AM

      @dvlaries 3:59 AM

      Why must politics be brought into everything. That is so ignorant.

      Besides, he lives in Indiana, and that is definitely Republican country.

  6. Anonymous4:11 AM

    I feel and hope for the 2 brothers that witnessed their dad shooting their sister while teaching them about gun safety.

  7. "Unaware that the gun was loaded, he said he pointed it toward her and fired."
    I don't own a gun and even I know that you ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS assume that a gun IS loaded and act accordingly, even if you"know" that it is empty.

    And he was allegedly teaching his suns about gun safety? a) They got one hell of a lesson, didn't they? b) What the hell was he saying at the time; "Don't do this"? c) What was he ever taught about gun safety? Because it sure didn't stick.

    I am so glad that he is apparently and rightfully having the book thrown at him instead of some sorry-ass prattle from the PD claiming that it was a "tragic accident" and "he has suffered enough."

  8. Anonymous5:00 AM

    "You can kill." Gee, ya think??

  9. Anonymous5:05 AM

    there is some lasting trauma if anyone points a gun in your face - especially a trusted loved one. it is inconceivable that a father would do such a horrendously bone-headed thing loaded or not loaded real or pretend.

  10. Anonymous5:31 AM

    Where are the gun charges?

  11. Anonymous6:17 AM

    I agree with all the statements above that are insightful.

    I wish adult gun owners involved in accidental shootings would be jailed for failure to secure their loaded firearms.

  12. Anonymous6:59 AM

    4 rules of gun safety.
    #1 - All guns are always loaded!
    Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
    Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
    Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

  13. Anonymous7:34 AM

    Gun safety 101, you don't point it at people for fun.
    Also, this guy is 33? He has had a hard life I thought he was in his 50s. He looks older than my husband who is 55.
    "Daddy murders daughter while giving sons a gun safety lesson" makes a great headline fot this weekend, doesn't it?
    Thank you Darwin!
    I hope they donated the child's organs so someone gets some good news from this senseless, needless tragedy.

  14. Anonymous8:34 AM

    When it gets to court, I don't want to hear his lawyer's, "he's suffered enough" defense for a lighter sentence.

  15. 1st degree negligent homicide. Dad deliberately pointed the gun at girl's head and deliberately pulled the trigger. He was negligent for not knowing the gun was unloaded and then pointing it at a target he wasn't going to shoot, at least until he did.

    NRA sucks Drumpf's balls. This moron had to pass hunter safety course to legally purchase firearms and to get a hunting license. Throw the book at him.

  16. Anonymous12:32 PM

    The father was fatally stupid. His boys will be emotionally scared forever. However, I feel compassion for the dad. I can't think of anything worse than knowing you were the one to kill your own child.

  17. Anonymous7:08 PM

    Sadly I believe this does qualify for a Darwin Award.

  18. Anonymous9:40 PM

    And what does it say when a father "teaches his SONS about gun safety (in ways that only a moron would thin appropriate), and then point the weapon at his DAUGHTER?

    I think in his world, the manly men shoot and protect while the women are only victims and collateral damage.


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