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Gun Under Pillow Fires While Woman Sleeps, Kills 3-Year-Old Grandson

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    Gun Under Pillow Fires While Woman Sleeps, Kills 3-Year-Old Grandson
    New Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office

    New Orleans police say they have arrested a security guard in the death of her 3-year-old grandson, who apparently was shot when the gun under her pillow went off while they slept.

    Officer Garry Flot says in a news release that the bullet hit the boy in the chest about 2:10 a.m. Wednesday. The child died at a nearby hospital.

    Flot says 42-year-old Deonca Kennedy was arrested Wednesday on charges of negligent homicide, second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and child desertion.

    Under state law, both desertion and second-degree cruelty charges can be based on criminal negligence. Negligent homicide carries up to five years in prison, and second-degree cruelty up to 40 years.

    Flot says the investigation is continuing.