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Parents of toddler who killed himself with found gun charged


AUGUSTA, Ga. — The mother and father of a 4-year-old Georgia boy who found a loaded gun and fatally shot himself have been indicted.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that a Richmond County grand jury indicted 27-year-old Justin W. Foss Sr. on felony murder and possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon on Tuesday. Foss had been arrested Saturday after his son, Justin Foss Jr., was pronounced dead after what appeared to be an accidental shooting. But his wide, Shelby Foss, was also indicted Tuesday.

Both Fosses have been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty. Their indictments assert they were criminally negligent in their responsibility to their son, who police say found the gun under a couch.

It's unclear whether they have lawyers. The couple also has a daughter.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com

The Associated Press

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