- Associated Press - Friday, August 4, 2017

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A Minot man accused of shooting his 5-year-old stepdaughter in the leg with a BB gun as a form of punishment has pleaded not guilty to a felony child abuse charge.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jacob Hill maintains that he was trying to shoot a mouse when the girl was hit by a pellet that ricocheted.

Authorities say the girl told them that Hill shot her for “being mean” to her 2-year-old sister.

The Minot Daily News reports that Hill faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

___

Information from: Minot Daily News, https://www.minotdailynews.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