Skip to comments.911 call details how toddler fatally shot mom(FL)
Posted on 04/26/2011 4:47:59 AM PDT by marktwain
A momentary lapse in attention was all it took for a toddler to grab a loaded gun and fatally shoot his mother, a 911 call of the incident revealed Monday.
According to a man identified in the call as the 2-year-old boy's father, the boy grabbed the hand gun and before the man could get it away from the inquisitive child, the toddler had pulled the trigger.
The bullet hit Julia Bennett in the back, killing the 33-year-old Miramar woman.
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How do we know it was the kid who pulled the trigger?
Exactly! But still, I don't even want to read the article.
He didn’t know the gun was loaded? He left it lying on the ground? And — with a toddler in the house?
Guns don’t kill people...stupid people who can’t figure out how to use them properly do...
I am truly sorry for all involved while at the same time I am somewhat skeptical.
They will test for powder residue.
It’s been a long time since I’ve fired an automatic and I don’t own one (never have, only revolvers) so pardon my ignorance in this question:
Wouldn’t the gun have to be more than just “loaded” for the toddler to be able to squeeze off a round?
I wonder if it is possible that he could have held the kid’s hand there and pulled the trigger?
Something just seems fishy here.
If it’s a Glock or a S&W MP,and it has a round chambered-just pull the trigger.
The man had a concealed-carry permit but had never fired this gun and thought it wasn’t loaded?
I’m no gun expert, but why would you have a loaded gun laying around when you have a two year old child?
Things like this wouldn’t happen if there was common sense laws about who can have children.
I agree with you and the others who think something is off here. I wonder if there were marital troubles, impending divorce, etc.
How hard is it to squeeze the trigger? Does a 2 yr old have the strength?
The gun was just lying around on the floor? Uh-huh.
Sounds to me like babydaddy got tired of babymommy and came up with the dumbest excuse ever. The powder residue test will tell...
My 22-year-old daughter can barely pull the trigger on my 9MM.
I’m calling Shenanigans on this one. What a great suspect: a kid in diapers who can’t verbalize what really happened. I think a lot of detective work needs to go into this one. IMHO
I don’t know how many pounds pressure it takes,but my MP has a fairly light trigger.The Glocks-I just don’t know,never owned or shot one.
He had a loaded 9mm on the ground? A two year-old could grab the handle, aim it up, and squeeze the trigger?
Wouldn’t somebody lazy leave it on a counter or a table?
This is a tragic situation, but the explanation for what happened does not pass the smell test IMHO.
The jury probably won't either.
Some people shouldn’t be allowed to breed, much less be around firearms, as demonstrated by this dad at a wedding.
Dad hands his roscoe to his two year old and Mr. Darwin steps in.
I also know a load of people with guns and have for years, where nothing has happened. It's part of life. There will always be foolish people and tragic accidents.
I agree that the whole situation sounds awfully fishy. I know they are doing powder residue tests, but I hope they also look very carefully at things like angle of entry, where everyone was supposed to have been physically, and so forth.
Gun ought to have a lot of kick in store for a 2yo who doesn’t know he’s flicking a bang switch.
He said he was trying to take it from the kid, so they will both have powder residue. Unless he is lying about the 'trying to take if from the kid'.
'Why did I put myself in this spot?'
At least he has his priorities straight...
What a convenient excuse for killing your wife girl freind ect.
Home come they are not just wounded.
I remember when my kids were 2 they would have had a hard time holding let alone shooting any size of pistol.
Makes me wounder if the kid had some help.
There was a book or movie about how a man would play a game with his young child to pull the trigger in an unloaded gun on his mother when she was sleeping. Eventually he loaded the gun, and blamed the kid.
From the article:
The man has been questioned by police and submitted to a gun residue test to determine if the toddler really fired the weapon.
The results have not been released.
We’ll see this on “48 Hours” and you can bet the husband/father did it.
someone (a gun enthusiast) once told me that if you pick up the pistol, hold it with your off hand, and can pull the trigger with the pinky finger of that hand, then a child can pull that trigger also. Don’t know if that is true or not.
“Im no gun expert, but why would you have a loaded gun laying around when you have a two year old child?”
In most of these cases, alchohol/drug induced stupidity or just plain regular stupidity is involved.
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