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Prosecutors say 11-year-old Detroit boy shot 3-year-old brother dead

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An 11-year-old Detroit boy was charged with manslaughter on Wednesday in the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy, prosecutors said.

The shooting happened on Monday afternoon on the city’s east side. Prosecutors said that while visiting his father’s house, the 11-year-old took a handgun from a bedroom closet and threw it out of a bedroom window into the backyard.

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The boy then retrieved the gun and entered a car parked in the backyard, prosecutors said in a statement. The three-year-old went into the same car and a short time later was shot once in the face.

“I cannot remember a time where we have charged someone so young with taking a life,” said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, in a statement. “Very unfortunately and very tragically, the alleged facts in this case demanded it.”

The office said the charge means death was caused by a weapon aimed with intent but without malice.

She provided no further information about the shooting.

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The youngster also faces a felony firearm charge. Police had initially identified the boys as brothers, however, they are now trying to determine if the boys were related, according to a CBS News report.

A police spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

A bond of $5,000 was set at a pre-trial hearing in juvenile court on Wednesday afternoon, according to Wayne County assistant prosecutor Mark Bernardi.

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No names were released.


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Texas Republicans are abandoning the state’s GOP Speaker: ‘We no longer support him’

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Some of the most powerful Texas House Republicans said Monday they no longer support GOP Speaker Dennis Bonnen, marking the biggest blow yet to his political future amid the fallout from a secret recording released last week by a hardline conservative activist.

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