There are real consequences and repercussions for not minding your kids…
New Orleans Mother Charged With 2nd Degree Murder When 5-Year-Old Shoots Herself In The Head With Pistol
A New Orleans girl found a loaded gun Sunday and shot herself in the head, cops say, leading to the arrest of her negligent mother.
Brandajah Smith, 5, died shortly after accidentally shooting herself with a loaded .38-caliber revolver. Her mother, Laderika Smith, is charged with second-degree murder in her daughter’s death.
Sunday was the absentee mom’s 28th birthday, The Times-Picayune reported. Smith reportedly locked her daughter in their St. Roch home while she went out to the store. When she returned, she found her daughter clinging to life, shot by the revolver the mom left loaded on a bedroom shelf. Family members told WWL-TV the gun belonged to a friend and was being kept temporarily.
“She was a sweet, beautiful little girl,” the mom’s cousin, Danielle Carter, said of Brandajah. “All kids are good no matter what. But she didn’t deserve this.”
Smith has been in trouble with the law before, but for nothing this serious – or heartbreaking. The mom has prior arrests for theft and prostitution, the TV station reported.
She admitted to police having the gun at her house.
“It is just not permissible for a child to be able to get possession of a gun, especially in their home,” said Carmen Demoruelle, an outreach worker for the anti-violence organization CeaseFire.
Don’t even trip Laderika. Police have a special place for “mothers” just like you. You won’t have to cook, clean, neglect your daughter, or shave your poon! It’s kinda like a vacation (one that lasts several years).
R.I.P. Brandajah Smith
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