Teen charged in shooting death of boy, 10

benw@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 1, 2014 

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter in the Dec. 30 death of a 10-year-old Beauregard, Ala., boy, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said in a release Friday.

The victim died at the scene of the shooting in a home on Highway 51 south of Opelika.

Shortly after the shooting, the Lee County coroner said the victim and two other juveniles were handling the weapon when it discharged.

The death was treated as an accident while an investigation continued by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Coroner’s Office and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

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