After boy, 8, shot sister, mom went back to work, prosecutor says

2018-03-06 16:38
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Hayesville – A prosecutor says an 8-year-old Ohio boy loaded a rifle, repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister at home and then informed their mother, who left work to check the girl's injuries, cleaned up a bloody bed cover and then returned to work, leaving the children alone again.

The woman, 27-year-old Alyssa Edwards, is jailed on child endangerment charges related to the Saturday shooting in Hayesville, about 113km southwest of Cleveland.

The Ashland Times-Gazette reports Edwards tearfully appeared in court on Monday and said there was no information the judge needed to consider before he set her bond at $30 000. An attorney is being appointed for Edwards for her Wednesday arraignment.

The girl remained hospitalised on Monday in stable condition. Ashland County sheriff's Chief Deputy Carl Richert says the girl's injuries were not considered life-threatening. No other details about the girl's injuries have been released. Her brother was in the custody of children's services.

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