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Mother Warned 2-Year-Old Son Moments Before He Shot Himself in Eye

Friday, September 19, 2008

JEWETT CITY, Conn. — Court documents show that moments before a Jewett City toddler fatally shot himself, his mother warned him not to touch his father's gun because of the "bad boo boos" it could cause.

An arrest affidavit details how 2-year-old Wyatt Matteau grabbed the gun from a nightstand and shot himself in the eye while his mother was in the bathroom.

On the morning of Aug. 28, Rebecca Matteau was watching TV with her son and her 3-month-old daughter, just minutes before the shooting. The children's father was sleeping in the bedroom.

Minutes later the boy shot himself, and he died less than two hours later.

The parents have been arrested on charges including risk of injury to a minor and criminally negligent storage of a firearm.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,425302,00.html
 

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Never leave a gun loaded when kids are around. They don't listen, or if they do, they want to grab it more because you told them not to. People like this are why gun owners get bad press.
 
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