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A year-old boy has been charged with criminally negligent homicide and his parents are also facing charges after a year-old girl was shot and killed with a loaded hand gun left out on the family's kitchen counter late last year. Kathy and Charles Roessler have been charged with making a firearm accessible to — a case filed under the state's rarely used child access prevention law.

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The Roesslers had not yet turned themselves into Harris County Jail for processing as of Friday evening, but were expected to do so after cooperating with Deer Park police in the investigation. The boy, whose name is not being released, will be processed in Deer Park for fingerprints and then taken to the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center. It is possible he will be released to his parents, but Lt.

Frank Hart said the boy could be housed at the detention center.

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The victim, described as a "family friend," was with her mother at the Roesslers' home in the block of Wilson in Deer Park around 7 p. The boy and girl were mishandling a semiautomatic Springfield. She died wat the hospital.

Deer park texas teen

Texas is one of 27 states, along with Washington, D. The misdemeanor charge can be filed if a minor gains access to a readily dischargable firearm that a person had failed to secure a gun or left it in a place where the person knew or should have known the child would gain access. The law s for the failure to take steps "a reasonable person would take" to prevent 's access to a gun, including placing a firearm in a locked container or temporarily rendering it inoperable by a trigger lock.

Deer park texas teen

But it also s for a person who left a firearm in a place where he or she knew or "should have known" the child would gain access. The Harris County District Attorney's Office said in February that only 31 cases had been filed under the child access prevention statute sinceincluding four so far in Kathy and Charles Roessler would be the fifth and sixth defendants charged under the statute this year. A larger review of Texas Department of Public Safety records by the Austin-American Statesman in found that authorities had arrested more than people accused of making a firearm accessible to since the state's CAP law was enacted inwith only 61 convictions.

Deer park texas teen

Some say the infrequent use of CAP laws calls into question whether they were written with too much discretion for prosecutors in deciding what constitutes "criminal negligence. Kellye Burke, president of the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action, a volunteer arm of the nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety, said parents have the ultimate responsibility to make sure a firearm is secured in the home.

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