A mother has been arrested after her 17-month old baby shot himself in the face. What’s even sadder about the incident is that it was in Colorado, the same place where the Batman massacre occurred, as well as the Columbine school shooting back in 1998.
Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally charged Iesha Paris in connection with the shooting of her baby. She didn’t shoot the child, but she’s being charged after the baby was shot by his older brother.
The 21-year old mother is being charged with child abuse resulting in bodily injury and misdemeanor child abuse. Another person, Darryl Hunter, is also being charged as an accessory to child abuse and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
Paris said that she left her son and two-year old child alone in a room where the gun was located. That’s when she said she heard a gunshot. She then found the 17-month old baby shot in the face.
“She said she didn’t know what happened and who had fired the gunshot,” the statement says.
Paris said she usually kept the gun behind the couch, inside a bag. Paris and Hunter have both been released on $50,000 bond. Maybe one day Denver and other states will reconsider the danger that their gun laws cause to innocent young children.