HORROR new details are emerging after a two-year-old boy shot his father dead while his five-year-old brother looked on.
The father, Reggie Mabry, was reportedly playing a video game when his son fired the gun.
A two-year-old boy shot his father in their Florida homeCredit: WESH
Reggie Mabry was shot by his son while playing a video gameCredit: Orange County Sheriff's Office
Marie Ayala is facing charges in the deathCredit: Orange County Sheriff's Office
Mabry’s wife, Marie Ayala, claimed that the family of five was in the bedroom of the home they rented in east Orange County, Florida when she heard a loud pop.
That’s when she realized Mabry had been shot.
But it was the five-year-old boy who allegedly told authorities the truth about who fired the gun.
“The gun was not properly stored,” Orange County Sheriff John Mina said.
“In fact, it was easily accessible, even to a 2-year-old, and the result is a tragedy that no one in this community can really comprehend.”
The gun in question was a semi-automatic Glock 19, according to the New York Post. It was left in a bag on the floor of the home, the outlet reports.
In addition to the gun not being properly stored, both Mabry and Ayala are convicted felons.
Court records show that the two were on probation following child neglect and drug charges, according to WESH.
Florida law requires loaded firearms to be stored in a locked box. If children under 16 can access the gun, it must have a trigger lock.
Authorities announced on June 6 that Ayala, 28, has been charged with manslaughter by culpable negligence and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Ayala is being held in an Orange County Jail without bond.
She faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
“Now these young children have effectively lost both of their parents. Their father is dead. Their mother is in jail, and a young child has to live their life knowing that he shot his father,” Mina said.
Both children are in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Neither was hurt in the incident.
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