Chesterfield father found guilty

Posted by Terry Alexander - email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A guilty verdict Thursday against a Chesterfield father whose 3 year old shot herself with his gun.

41 year old Marcus Mitchell went on trial Thursday morning on charges of recklessly leaving a loaded, unsecured gun near his daughter.

Police say Mitchell left the handgun on a dresser Thanksgiving Day.

His toddler found it, and shot herself in the hand.

Mitchell was fined almost $500.

He also is not allowed to own a gun until a court decides otherwise.

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