Christopher Mitchell of Johnson City, Tenn. has been charged with first degree murder in the death of his two-year-old son, Jacob. Jacob died from a gunshot to the head but Mitchell claims it was an accident. Like that’s supposed to make it better.
Mitchell claims that he kept a loaded handgun in a kitchen cabinet that he knew Jacob had gotten into before. However police aren’t buying that story and it didn’t help that Mitchell gave police a false name and hid the gun. For that Mitchell has also been charged with tampering with evidence and criminal impersonation.
I think I may have to have a separate category just for idiots with guns.
For those who may need to know the rules again here they are.
Don’t keep guns when you have kids in the house.
If you absolutely have to have a gun keep the gun locked and unloaded. You can get trigger locks for cheap.
Thanks to LadyJade for the tip.