- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas woman whose nephew accidentally shot and killed himself with a pistol in her car was given a one-year suspended sentence as long as she gets therapy.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/2iWIXRD ) reports 39-year-old Kenya Brevard was urged by the judge during her sentencing Thursday to accept counseling and try to recover from her grief of her 6-year-old nephew’s death in 2015. Brevard was the primary caretaker for the boy.

She pleaded guilty in November to misdemeanor negligent homicide in exchange for having prosecutors drop a felony charge of felon in possession of a firearm. Brevard is barred from legally owning a gun after a 1997 conviction for forgery, which was expunged in 2001.

Both the judge and prosecutors say Brevard had no intention to harm her nephew, and that she’s been devastated by his death.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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