Monday, April 25, 2011

Bewildered toddler calls for his mother after accidentally shooting her dead with gun he thought was a toy - 25th Apr 2011

A two-year-old boy keeps calling for his mother after he is feared to have shot and killed her while playing with a loaded gun.

Troy Bailey pointed a 9mm Glock pistol at his mother Julia Bennett after mistaking it for a toy gun.

The victim's ex-boyfriend claimed he watched in horror as the toddler accidentally pulled the trigger.

Troy Bailey Sr. admitted he had left the gun unattended when he visited his ex at her home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Mr Bailey Sr, who has permit for the gun, said his son picked up the loaded weapon and pointed it at 33-year-old Miss Bennett and pulled the trigger.

Police said Miss Bennett, a nursing assistant,died from a single gunshot wound.

Mr Bailey Sr is not listed as a suspect or person of interest in the investigation.

Family members are still trying to make sense of what happened and comfort the bewildered child.

'He just keeps calling her name, calling, "Mom, mom" ,' said Marva Anglin, Troy's aunt. Read More