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Prosecutor Charges 3 Adults With Manslaughter In Shooting Death Of 4-Year-Old

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Wayne County Prosecutor addresses the media. (WWJ Photo/George Fox) FILE PHOTO

Wayne County Prosecutor addresses the media. (WWJ Photo/George Fox) FILE PHOTO

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has filed manslaughter charges against three adults in the death of a 4-year-old Detroit boy who was accidentally shot by his 4-year-old cousin as they played.

Worthy says the three were at a house Thursday when the young girl found a loaded rifle in a room where children were playing.

Authorities say the girl shot Jamel Witcher Jr. in the chest.

Fifty-three year-old Patricia Johnson and  66-year-old Robert B. Richardson along with 55-year-old Harvey Witcher face the manslaughter charges.

It wasn’t immediately known if the suspects have lawyers.

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