• Reuters


An Arizona man was sentenced to six months in jail for felony child abuse for leaving his 5-year-old granddaughter in the desert with a loaded and cocked handgun with the instruction to “shoot any bad guys,” prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Paul Armand Rater, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of felony child abuse under a plea agreement stemming from the incident in November 2015, said county attorney Bill Montgomery.

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