Just days after an 8-year-old boy shot and killed his grandmother after playing video games, a Louisiana judge said Monday the child can continue to live with his family.
Under state law in Louisiana, where the shooting occurred, the child cannot be charged.
“He’s distraught. It’s really taken a toll on him. He looks visibly shaken,” said East Feliciana Parish District Attorney Samuel D’Aquilla.
“It was determined that he did the shooting and it was an accident. He thought it was a toy gun, a play gun,” D’Aquilla told CNN.
“It’s not a crime if he’s under 10 years old. We’re still trying to figure out how to help this juvenile and his parents,” the district attorney added.
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The child is not being publicly identified.