Friday, August 5, 2011

Man who unintentionally shot and killed his 3-year-old son and tried to blame it on a drive-by shooting sentenced to jail

Hector Garcia-Salas, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was handling a gun inside his apartment when he unintentionally discharged the firearm, striking and killing his 3-year-old son. Garcia-Salas was a felon, on probation, and was prohibited from possessing a gun so in an effort to cover up what had happened, he carried his son's body outside, put him on the sidewalk and told police the boy had been killed in a drive-by shooting.
This week, Garcia-Salas pleaded guilty to charges of abandonment of a child resulting in death, tampering with evidence, child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to 15 years in jail.

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