- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A Vinton woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge connected to the fatal accidental shooting of a 14-year-old girl.

U.S. District Court Judge Linda Reade sentenced the woman to three years and 10 month in federal prison after she pleaded guilty in May to providing a firearm to a prohibited person. Investigators found she provided a rifle to her 16-year-old son, who she knew used marijuana. The Associated Press generally doesn’t name juveniles accused of crimes, so it’s not using the name of the woman.

Authorities say a teen other than the woman’s son was handling the gun at a Vinton home in February 2015 when it fired, hitting Emma Redlinger. She died four days later.

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