Charges filed in accidental shooting death of 13-year-old


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged the owner of a gun found in a Topeka home by toddlers, who accidentally shot a 13-year-old girl with it.

Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay filed charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child endangerment and criminal possession of a gun by a felon against 22-year-old Dejuan Thomas Yelverton, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

Police have said Yelverton owned the gun that was found by toddlers Saturday morning. As the children were handling the gun, it fired, hitting 13-year-old DaMya Hudnall in the back of the head. DaMay was ru...

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