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?