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Woman on Trial for Accidental Fatal Shooting of Son

Lakeisha Gordon is currently on trial for Manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of her 8 year old son, Liquarry Jefferson, in 2007.

Gordon and her older son, Jayquan McConnico, were both charged in the boy’s death for unlawful storage of an unlicensed firearm within reach of a young child. Although McConnico was also charged, he pled guilty to similar charges in 2008.

Liquarry Jefferson was fatally shot in the home by another boy, who was 7 years old at the time. At trial today, the boy, now 10, testified that he was watching TV when Liquarry Jefferson showed him the gun, which belonged to Jayquan McConnico. The boy testified that he asked Jefferson if there were bullets in the gun, and Jefferson said no. At that point, the boy testified he accidentally shot Jefferson.

No matter how you look at this case, whether Gadson is convicted and sentenced, it is undisputed that the loss of Liquarry Jefferson was tragic. Without question, Gadson has suffered and will continue to suffer with the loss of her son. For her to be tried for manslaughter, in my opinion, crosses the line of those rare cases that perhaps shouldn’t be prosecuted…

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