Cleveland dad pleads guilty in daughter's shooting death - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Cleveland dad pleads guilty in daughter's shooting death

Edmund Benson (Source: Cleveland Police) Edmund Benson (Source: Cleveland Police)

A 24-year-old dad pled guilty Monday in the shooting death of his six-year-old daughter.

Edmund Benson was watching Nevaeh at his home on East 116th on January 19, 2013, when the little girl found his gun and accidentally shot herself.

After hearing the gun shot, Benson ran upstairs and found his daughter lying on the bed. Cleveland Police and EMS were called and Benson threw the firearm out of the window of the house.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where she later died.

Due to a prior felony sex offense, Benson is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Benson pled guilty to one count of attempted involuntary manslaughter, a felony of the 2nd degree,  as well as one count of having weapons while under disability, a felony of the 3rd degree.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 1, 2013 at 9:00am.

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