At least he didn't shoot him:
Dad’s gun goes off, killing his son, 7
"A 7-year-old boy had been buckling himself into his safety seat in the back of his father’s truck when he was shot to death after a handgun accidentally went off as his father got in the front seat, police said Sunday."
"Father not charged in son’s death" by JOE MANDAK | Associated Press, January 17, 2013
PITTSBURGH — A district attorney decided to not file criminal charges against a man in the accidental fatal shooting of his 7-year-old son outside a Western Pennsylvania gun store.
The loss of his son is probably enough of a punishment.
Mercer District Attorney Robert Kochems announced he would not charge Joseph Loughrey, 44, of Jefferson Township, with carrying a firearm without a license.
Kochems said he considered the charge, a misdemeanor punishable by up to five years in prison, because Loughrey’s gun was loaded when he put it in his truck moments before the gun fired on Dec. 8, killing his son, Craig. The boy had been buckling himself into his safety seat when the handgun, which was placed on the truck’s console, fired as Joseph Loughrey got into the front seat, police said.
Loughrey had removed the magazine from the pistol but didn’t realize there was still a round in the chamber when he tried to sell the 9mm pistol at Twig’s Reloading Den in East Lackawannock Township, about 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, police said. After the sale did not go through, Loughrey brought the gun back to the truck.
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Sleep tight, kids. Time for me to retire for the night as well.
"A 19-year-old woman who falsely claimed to be pregnant was arraigned Friday on charges she kidnapped a 3-day-old infant from a hospital after pretending to be a nurse and sneaking the baby boy out inside a zippered handbag, police said."