No charges in shooting death of 3-year-old

FILE: 3-year-old child shot and killed in Hamilton. (Photo/WLWT)
FILE: 3-year-old child shot and killed in Hamilton. (Photo/WLWT)

HAMILTON, Ohio (WDTN) – 2 NEWS has learned that no charges will be filed in the accidental shooting death of a 3-year-old.

Hamilton police say a 3-year-old boy shot himself while playing with a handgun he found inside his mother’s purse on Wednesday June 11.

The boy was identified as Marques Green. He was found with a gunshot wound to the chest at an apartment at 709 Gordon Smith Boulevard.

Butler County Prosecutor said in a written statement,

“The shear enormity and permanency of this loss to the mother far exceeds the power of the state to punish the mother for her inattention under circumstances that should have been obvious to her.  She did have firearm training and a permit to carry a concealed weapon.  To be sure, the punishment she will impose on herself will far exceed any punishment that may otherwise have been available to do justice in this tragedy.”

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