Panel recommends no charges in Missouri infant shooting

3 years 4 months 5 hours ago Thursday, January 22 2015 Jan 22, 2015 Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:36:00 AM CST January 22, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ELMO (AP) - A Nodaway County panel that reviews child fatalities is recommending that no charges be filed in the accidental shooting death of a 9-month-old boy by his 5-year-old brother.

Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice said Wednesday the county's Child Fatality Review Board made the recommendation after reviewing Monday's death at a home in Elmo.

Investigators said the victim's 5-year-old brother found a .22-caliber Magnum revolver in a bedroom and fired it, hitting the baby, who was in a playpen. The child died at a Kansas City hospital.

Sheriff Darren White said the boys' mother was at the house with her four children at the time.

The Maryville Daily Forum reports Rice will make the final decision on criminal charges. He said the panel's recommendation will figure prominently in his choice.

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