Gun deaths has continually headlined every News outlet in the last few days, what other word could possible describe the state of America today than “GUNDEMIC”; the issue of Mass shooting and Gun Safety negligence by supposed parents who claimed that it wasn’t their fault for the alledged massacres that kept occuring at the hands of Minors with no gun training; this is becoming an issue of National Safety.
Marie Ayala, 26 was charged with one count of manslaughter by culpable negligence and failing to properly secure a Glock handgun in regards to the death of her husband, authorities said on Monday, after her 2-year-old son fatally shot him in the back.
Ayala told investigators that the couple and their three children — including an infant — were in the bedroom of their Orlando home on May 26 when the gun went off and a bullet struck her husband, Reggie Mabry, the affidavit says.
At the time, the Glock was loaded with an extended high-capacity magazine, the affidavit says. Mabry was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the affidavit.
Ayala said the gun had been kept under a pillow, in a box in the closet and sometimes in a safe that was broken, the affidavit says. At the time of the shooting, she said it was in a bag near some dirty laundry, though she added that the weapon could have slipped out of the bag while it was being hung on the wall, the affidavit says.
“I then asked Marie Ayala if she thought the gun being stored in a bag, three feet above the ground, was safe with children in the room,” the affidavit quotes a sheriff’s detective saying. “She advised it was not safe. She acknowledged that any child in the room could have figured out how to get the gun out of the bag.”
The 5-year-old boy separately told his mother, the detective and a worker from the local child protection agency that his brother fired the gun, the affidavit says.
Ayala, who was also charged with illegally possessing a firearm as a felon, appeared in court Saturday and was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond, jail records show.