35-Year-Old Grandmother Arrested After Toddler Fatally Shoots Himself

grandmotherA 35-year-old grandmother (yes, a 35-year-old grandmother) has been arrested in Yuma, Arizona after her grandson, 3, fatally shot himself with her loaded gun. It's unclear how it happened, exactly -- was she trying to wrangle the gun away from him when it went off? Or did he just pick it up and pull the trigger? -- but regardless, Rachel Spry is going to be held accountable for the death of this beautiful little boy. 

According to CBS 13, Spry faces charges of manslaughter, misconduct involving a weapon, and for being in possession of dangerous drugs. It's unknown where the boy's mother was or if she was even a part of his life.

The story is disturbing on so many levels, but it's exacerbated by the fact that Rachel's LinkedIn profile says she's the "boss" at "gangsta". She summarizes her professional skills as "I just really need real help im will relocate ..." Under skills she lists social media and rap, among other things.

Her Twitter account is just as discouraging ... a day before her grandson shot himself with her alleged gun, she tweeted: "So I need a new life." The day before that she shared: "i really hope if there is something going on my kids are here an people would at least really let me know," which is disturbingly cryptic and unsettling.

I wouldn't go as far as to say there was any writing on the wall, but it doesn't sound like Rachel was especially happy with the way things were going. Tragically, her alleged negligence didn't only affect her life -- it took her grandson's.

If Rachel had any more kids in her home, hopefully they're now in a safe place.

What do you think of this story?


Photo via Yuma Police Dept

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nonmember avatar Jessica

Are we SURE she's 35? She looks closer to 50.

Pam Hart

i think she should go to prison for the rest of her life.nothing will bring this beautiful little boy back(god bless his little soul.people if u have guns and kids,please lock the guns away

redK8... redK8blueSt8

A 35 year old gangbangin' granny. So sad. 


MamaT... MamaTo2b2g

What do you expect from a 35 yr old grandmother to a 3 yr old (obviously that means she became a grandma at 32!)

Vegeta Vegeta

From what I gather from just this article, I'd say she's not exactly the most intelligent of people. Drugs and guns left out around a 3 year old. Her and her kid knocked up around 16. Her profile info riddled with unintelligible updates, and gangsta crap. This woman is three of my friends to the t. Stay in school kids.

Coles... Coles_mom

She looks high as a kite.

kelti... kelticmom

35?! She looks more like 55! 

nonmember avatar kaerae

Wow, that's a rough-looking 35. Meth is a bitch!

doodledo doodledo

She looks like she's done a lot of drinking and drugs.That poor little child. :,(

nonmember avatar MammaMel

My ex's mom became a gma in her 30's too (not my kid)...and let me tell you...she looks like she is in her 60's!!! Amazing what not taking care of yourself and doing drugs can do to you!

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