Police: Gun under pillow fires while woman sleeps, kills boy

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New Orleans, Jan 20: New Orleans police say they have arrested a security guard in the death of her 3-year-old grandson, who apparently was shot when the gun under her pillow went off while they slept.

Officer Garry Flot says in a statement that the bullet hit the boy in the chest today morning. The child died at a nearby hospital.

USA

Flot says 42-year-old Deonca Kennedy was arrested on charges of negligent homicide, second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and child desertion. Negligent homicide carries up to five years in prison, and second-degree cruelty up to 40 years. Flot says the investigation is continuing. 

AP

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