NEW ORLEANS – 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 statement that the bullet hit the boy in the chest Wednesday morning. The child died at a nearby hospital.
Flot says 42-year-old Deonca Kennedy was arrested on charges of negligent homicide, second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and child desertion.
Negligent homicide carries up to five years in prison, and second-degree cruelty up to 40 years.
Flot says the investigation is continuing.