gunIt's heartbreaking anytime you hear of a child being shot and killed. Though the death of 11-year-old Jamara Stevens is especially devastating to hear about. The reason? She was murdered by her 2-year-old brother.

On Saturday, the children were playing in a bedroom unsupervised and the toddler picked up the cocked gun, pointed it at his sister and fired. The bullet hit Jamara in the arm, but traveled through her chest and ultimately struck her heart. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

At first, investigators were unsure of what had happened. They knew that four kids (ages 2, 7, 11, and 14) were in the home, but they were unsure who did the shooting. Then the little boy was found with a burn and traces of gun powder on his arm.

Police believe that the mother's boyfriend brought the gun over.  The children reportedly got their hands on it when the mother went to the bathroom. So far, no charges have been filed. Such a tragedy.

Do you think somone should be charged for this crime?

 

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