At first Lakeisha G. told police that three armed men burst into her apartment and fired the shot that killed her 8-year-old son, Liquarry. But the next day she admitted that Liquarry's 7-year-old cousin unintentionally shot him.
Lakeisha now faces manslaughter charges in the death of her son because prosecutors say "she allowed her 15-year-old son, Jayquan, to keep the loaded handgun that killed the boy in a dresser within easy reach of a child." This "led predictably to the resulting tragic - and entirely preventable - death of her son."
Jayquan has already pleaded guilty to manslaughter and is currently serving time in a youth detention center where he will stay until he is 21.