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San Diego man arrested in gun death of boy

Posted: June 19, 2013 8:00 p.m.
Updated: June 19, 2013 8:00 p.m.
 

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego man faces three felony charges in connection with the accidental shooting death of a 10-year-old boy.

The Los Angeles Times says (http://lat.ms/19jaAG7) 55-year-old Todd Conrad Francis is out of jail Wednesday after posting $100,000 bail.

He surrendered to police Tuesday and was booked on charges of child endangerment, negligent storage of a firearm, and involuntary manslaughter.

On June 4, his daughter was playing with a gun she found in Francis' garage when it discharged, killing Eric Klyaz.

The boy, a fourth-grader, died of a gunshot to the chest. Court documents identify the gun as a Sig-Sauer 9.

Before his arrest, Francis had insisted the gun was unloaded, hidden and kept in a separate spot from the ammunition. The newspaper says charges indicate that investigators do not believe him.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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