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Monday
Apr252011

Tot Shoots Mom, Police Probe Dad's Role

The Miramar Police Department responded to an apartment due to a 911 call stating that a toddler had shot his mother, Julia Bennett, shown in this undated photo, April 20, 2011. (Courtesy Miramar Police Department)(MIRAMAR, Fla.) -- A toddler blamed for shooting his mother in the face keeps asking for his mom, while police are asking whether a two-year-old boy was really capable of holding and firing the gun.

The boy's father, Troy Bailey Jr., may be charged for negligence for leaving his gun out where the boy allegedly picked it up and fired it. A gunshot struck his mother, Julia Bennett, 33, in the face, killing her instantly last Wednesday.

"This is not a clear cut case," said Tania Rues, spokeswoman for the Police Department in Miramar, Fla. "There is a still a lot of work we need to do to determine if this was an accident or not."

Bailey has a license to carry a concealed weapon. He told police he briefly left the gun unattended on a table while visiting Bennett's home. Bailey, who was not married to Bennett, told police he watched as the boy picked up his pistol and shot the woman. The boy's name was not released by police.

Police said there was more to the investigation that simply determining if the child could and did pick up the gun and pull the trigger. The gun was a Glock 9mm, which weighs three pounds when loaded and takes 4.5 to 5.5 pounds of pressure to pull the trigger.

Even if it is determined that the boy pulled the trigger, the father could still be charged with negligence, Rues said.

Police said there had been no previous reports of violence at the home.

The boy was initially taken into custody by the Department of Children and Families, but following a hearing Friday was put in the custody of a maternal aunt.

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Friday
Jan142011

Jared Loughner Posed With a Glock and a G-String

Photo Courtesy - Pima County Sherrif's Department(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- A Walgreens in Tuscon, Ariz. turned over to police racy photos of gunman Jared Loughner with a Glock and a G-string that were taken to the store to be developed the night before the shooting rampage that left six people dead and 14 wounded.

The Pima County Sherriff's Office confirmed to ABC News they had received the photographs from the store and turned them over to the FBI.

The photos, presumably shot in a mirror, show Loughner, 22, posing with the same make of gun he allegedly used in the Jan. 8 shooting. In the photos he holds the pistol against his crotch and buttocks while wearing a bright red thong, sources told ABC News.

The sheriff's office Friday released a comprehensive timeline of the shooter's activities leading up to the rampage. Loughner dropped a roll of 35mm film off at Walgreens to be developed last Friday night.

Police also revealed Friday that Loughner had posted a message that read "Goodbye friends" about six hours before the shooting.

Loughner is accused of opening fire on a crowd outside a Tucson supermarket last Saturday. Among the victims in the shooting were critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He also killed a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl.

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