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    LA - Murrain Hawkins, 13, fatally shot while babysitting, Baton Rouge, 21 Feb 2015

    A Baton Rouge man was working on his handgun Saturday night when it accidentally discharged, killing a 13-year-old boy who was baby-sitting his kids.

    The incident began when 25-year-old Adonis Forbes was out celebrating an anniversary with his wife. The couple decided to check on their kids at about 9 p.m. before heading out again, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman.

    While they were at their house at 2014 Tennessee St., Forbes decided to check on his gun and found it was malfunctioning — and while trying to fix it, the gun fired, McKneely said.

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    Forbes was questioned and ultimately booked into Parish Prison on a count of negligent homicide. His bail was set at $10,000.

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    http://theadvocate.com/news/police/1...kills-juvenile

    RIP, Murrain

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    What!?!

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    I'm not a gun owner, but how do you check to see if your gun works? Why would anyone do this around kids?!!

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    Who checks on their gun during a brief stop home from celebrating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisy7 View Post
    I'm not a gun owner, but how do you check to see if your gun works? Why would anyone do this around kids?!!
    My husband understands how guns work. I just read the news article to him and he said, "No. He's going to jail."

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    I wonder if alcohol was involved.

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    Yeah this doesn't sound fishy at all. [/sarcasm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dockins View Post
    I wonder if alcohol was involved.
    I'd say a big YES to that. plus a big dose of STUPIDITY.
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    and IRRESPONSIBILITY. hey, Americans - take some. Grrrr....
    "A word after a word after a word is power."
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    I'll bet there is more to this story. I wouldn't be surprised if it was the norm for him to carry a gun. Interesting Facebook btw.


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    I think what was involved was a 13 year old child who doesn't even understand life and he took advantage of her. She threatened to tell his wife and he shot her. That is my speculation.

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    The world is full of monsters with friendly faces and angels full of scars. ~ Unknown

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~ Aristotle

    The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelainwi View Post
    I think what was involved was a 13 year old child who doesn't even understand life and he took advantage of her. She threatened to tell his wife and he shot her. That is my speculation.
    Murrian was a male sitter.

    https://www.facebook.com/murrian.hawkins?
    The world is full of monsters with friendly faces and angels full of scars. ~ Unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfieTX View Post
    Guess he made bail... I really wonder what happened here. I guess I could imagine them checking the kids real quick on a date night, but stopping by the house to check the kids and make sure your hand gun works... wut?



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