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Mother charged after child in Florida shot and killed father


Orange County Sheriff says two convicted felons who were renting a room in their east Orange County home left a loaded gun in their bedroom and their two-year-old son grabbed it and killed his father shot. The mother, Marie Ayala, 28, appeared before an Orange County jail judge on Saturday. She faces charges of manslaughter, culpable negligence and being a felon in possession of a firearm. her husband Reggie Mabry was shot in the back inside the Tobie Court house where he and Ayala rented a room with their three children aged 5, 2 and 5 months. Ayala told deputies the whole family was in the bedroom and Mabry was playing a video game in the corner when she heard a loud noise and realized he had been shot. Deputies say it was the five-year-old who told them his younger brother, aged just two, grabbed the gun and pulled the trigger, killing his father. “The gun was not properly stored, and in fact, it wa easily accessible to even a two-year-old child, and the result is a tragedy in this community that no one can understand,” the county sheriff said. ‘Orange, John Mina. The children were not injured in the incident and are all in DCF custody. The Sheriff has pleaded with gun owners to secure their guns. Now these young children have effectively lost both parents,” Mina said. Ayala remains in the Orange County Jail. According to court records, Mabry and Ayala were on probation for child neglect and drug charges and neither was cleared to have possession of a firearm. Florida law requires that a loaded firearm in the home be stored in a locked box or secured with a trigger lock if a child under the age of 16 can access it. family members mourn the loss of a p eMabry’s sister, Cherrelle Bing, is grieving and wondering how a toddler could have done this. “Everyone suffers with this because, like I said, none of my children were taught to hurt anyone. They never meant to hurt anyone. It was an accident that couldn’t be avoided,” Bing said. Carlos Ayala mourns his daughter Marie Ayala and her grandchildren who recently witnessed their father’s death. Carlos says his daughter lived in a predicament with Mabry. Bing has more questions than answers on Monday night and tells him brother was a loving dad.” The first thing he did when we got home from work was going straight to his kids and playing with his kids. My mom and I are trying to figure out that he loves his kids so much and that one of his kids might be responsible for this tragedy that happened to him. It’s just very heartbreaking,” Bing said. A neighbor who runs a daycare not far from where the shooting happened is also in shock. “I believe my sister is innocent. I don’t think she feels like doing anything. It was an accident and accidents happen,” said Marie Ayala’s sister, Shellcie Ayala.

Orange County Sheriff says two convicted felons who were renting a room in their east Orange County home left a loaded gun in their bedroom and their two-year-old son grabbed it and killed his father shot.

The mother, Marie Ayala, 28, appeared before an Orange County jail judge on Saturday.

She faces charges of manslaughter, culpable negligence and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

MPs say on May 26 her 26-year-old husband Reggie Mabry was shot in the back inside the Tobie Court home where he and Ayala rented a room with their three children aged 5, 2 and 5 months.

Ayala told deputies that the whole family was in the bedroom and Mabry was playing a video game in the corner when she heard a loud noise and realized he had been shot.

Deputies say it was the five-year-old who told them his younger brother, aged just two, grabbed the gun and pulled the trigger, killing his father.

“The gun was not properly stored, and in fact, it was easily accessible to even a two-year-old child, and the result is a tragedy in this community that no one can understand,” the county sheriff said. ‘Orange, John Mina.

The children were not injured in the incident and are all in DCF custody.

The sheriff pleaded with gun owners to secure their guns.

“Gun owners who do not properly secure their guns are just a fraction of a second away from one of these tragedies happening in their homes. Now these young children have effectively lost both parents. “, said Mina.

Ayala remains in the Orange County Jail.

According to court records, Mabry and Ayala were on probation for child neglect and drug charges and neither was allowed to own a firearm.

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Florida law requires that a firearm loaded at home be stored in a locked box or secured with a trigger lock if a child under 16 can access it.

Family members mourn the loss of a father

Mabry’s sister, Cherrelle Bing, is grieving and wondering how a toddler could have done this.

“Everyone suffers with this because, like I said, none of my children were taught to hurt anyone. They never meant to hurt anyone. It was an accident that couldn’t be avoided,” Bing said.

Carlos Ayala mourns his daughter Marie Ayala and his grandchildren who recently witnessed the death of their father.

Carlos says his daughter went through a difficult situation with Mabry.

Bing has more questions than answers on Monday night and says his brother was a loving father.

“The first thing he did when we got home from work, he went straight to his kids and played with his kids. My mom and I try to make it clear that he loves his kids so much, and this one his kids might to be responsible for this tragedy that happened to him. It’s just very heartbreaking,” Bing said.

A neighbor who runs a daycare not far from the scene of the shooting is also in shock.

“I believe my sister is innocent. I don’t think she has any heart in doing something like this. It was an accident and accidents happen,” said Marie Ayala’s sister, Shellcie Ayala.




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