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Posted at 7:31 AM ET, 01/18/2011

Va. man charged after death of infant

By The News & Advance

Authorities say a Virginia man has been charged with second-degree murder after shots he fired at a home killed a 7-month-old boy.

Pittsylvania County Sheriff Mike Taylor says Nikko Lemar King was arrested Sunday. The 21-year-old is accused of firing into a Gretna residence early that morning.

Taylor says the shots struck the infant, who was declared dead at the scene.

Taylor says King also faces a weapons charge for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. He's being held without bail at the Pittsylvania County jail and is due in court Tuesday.

It was unclear whether King has an attorney.

By The News & Advance  | January 18, 2011; 7:31 AM ET
Categories:  Homicide, Virginia  
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"It was unclear whether King has an attorney." It is also unclear whether he has a functioning human brain with a moral compass. C'mon, Virginia, let's just keep making more and more guns available to everyone.

Posted by: nan_lynn | January 18, 2011 2:33 PM | Report abuse

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