CHICAGO (CBS) — A 63-year-old man has been charged with felony neglect, after a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 4-year-old sister with the man’s gun in November in central Indiana.
Lebanon police said Darrell Marberry was sleeping on the couch at his ex-wife’s house on Nov. 29, and had left a handgun on the floor under the couch.READ MORE: Milixen Ardon And Wilfredo Cruz Charged With Murder Of 2-Year-Old Alisson Zelayz, Who Suffered Burns And Bruises In Chicago Lawn
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Police said his ex-wife’s 3-year-old grandson found the gun, and accidentally shot his 4-year-old sister, Izabella Marie Helem. The bullet went through her left shoulder and her head, and she died five days later.MORE NEWS: Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded By Accidental Friendly Fire While Confronting Suspect In Lyons, Police Say
Marberry was arrested last week at his home in East Chicago, charged with felony neglect. He was being held at the Lake County Jail, awaiting extradition to Boone County.