Ricardo Sims, who left two loaded handguns within the reach of children, has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for the accidental shooting death of his 1-year-old son.
Sims and Shanee Robinson, the child's mother, pleaded guilty in September to involuntary manslaughter and endangering children. Robinson received three years probation.
"This was a preventable tragedy," said Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Nancy R. McDonnell. "You lost your child and it is very difficult to hear all of this and know the outcome."
In April of last year Robinson, 24, was watching her son Braylon and two other children. A 3-year-old found a handgun and fatally shot Braylon in the head.
Sims, 27, did not live there but kept two loaded handguns at the home. Police found the second weapon under a sofa.
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