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

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  1. daisy7

    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    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/11668741-123/accidental-shooting-kills-juvenile

    RIP, Murrain :sigh:
     
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  3. TTF14

    TTF14 Well-Known Member

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    What!?!
     
  4. daisy7

    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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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?!!
     
  5. Miss Muffet

    Miss Muffet New Member

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    Who checks on their gun during a brief stop home from celebrating?
     
  6. Miss Muffet

    Miss Muffet New Member

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    My husband understands how guns work. I just read the news article to him and he said, "No. He's going to jail."
     
  7. Dockins

    Dockins New Member

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    I wonder if alcohol was involved.
     
  8. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    Yeah this doesn't sound fishy at all. [/sarcasm
     
  9. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    I'd say a big YES to that. plus a big dose of STUPIDITY.
     
  10. AzPistonsGirl

    AzPistonsGirl Detroit to the Bone

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    and IRRESPONSIBILITY. hey, Americans - take some. Grrrr....
     
  11. BayouBelle_LA

    BayouBelle_LA Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  12. angelainwi

    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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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.
     
  13. SurfieTX

    SurfieTX New Member

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    SurfieTX New Member

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    Murrian was a male sitter.

    https://www.facebook.com/murrian.hawkins?
     
  15. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    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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