- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The lawyer for a man charged in his 4-year-old son’s shooting death claims it was an accident.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday (https://bit.ly/2q1MsX6) that attorney Regis Rice said the toddler was playing with his father’s gun.

Rice made the statement at the bond hearing for 26-year-old Rayvon Messer. He faces charges including second-degree murder in last week’s death of Rayvon Messer Jr.

Prosecutor Jill Harris said the shooting was murder. She said evidence includes the fact that the boy was shot in the chest at a downward angle.

A judge denied bail for Messer, keeping him in jail as he awaits trial.

___

Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide