Posted: 18 September, 2013
Dad Tells Son to Lie About Shooting 4 Year Old Sister
And you thought your family were embarrassing.
Only in America, right? A 4 year girl was shot in the head by her 6 year old brother, causing non life threatening injuries.
Like that wasn't bad enough, turns out the Dad had told his son to lie about the shooting to Police and to say he had picked up the gun and dropped it - when he'd actually pointed it at the girl. The incident had of course occurred when the father left a loaded shotgun lying around the house. *Shakes head*
The 6 year old had of course been trained to use firearms since he was three years old, and even had his own .22 calibre rifle he could shoot when supervised by an adult. The problem being this time that he had simply forgotten to secure and unload the shotgun. I would imagine that is probably because HE IS SIX GODDMANYEARS OLD!!
But of course America doesn't need gun reform! We hope the little girl is OK and that her family smarten up and realise that having guns around children is an incredibly stupid idea.
The father Fred Maphis has now been charged with "leaving a loaded firearm near a child and obstructing an officer by telling the son to lie".
He posted this on his personal Facebook page:
"As most of you out there know we had an accident in our family.... It is horrible thing but what makes it worse is when most all of the blame is placed in one place. Then to top things off your then told that you are limited on when and how you can see your children, not by any governing body but by you significant other. Then she expects you to move out and still cover the bills. She wont even return my credit cards. I wish this horrible thing never happened to our family but it did and no one can go back to the past to change it so why dwell on it."
Well that's all well and good - but maybe he should remove the earlier picture he shared in August?