- Associated Press - Monday, February 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 56-year-old San Diego man has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony child endangerment in the death of a 10-year-old boy who was fatally shot with the man’s gun.

UT San Diego (https://bit.ly/1eiSPq5) reports that Todd Francis entered his plea Monday.

He was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the June 4 death of Eric Klyaz.

Eric, who lived next door, was playing with Francis‘ 9-year-old daughter when he was shot in the chest.

The girl’s parents weren’t home and her teenage brother was upstairs when the gun discharged in the garage.

Francis told authorities he had hidden the weapon and thought it was unloaded.

He faces up to seven years and four months in prison when he is sentenced April. 8.

His lawyer plans to ask for probation.

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