WARREN, Ohio (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty in the accidental shooting death of his 7-month-old half brother during a drinking binge.
David E. Young, 20, of Warren, pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Adam Gunter at home on Dec. 3, 2005. Under the terms of a plea agreement, he could get one year to five years in prison.
Assistant Trumbull County Prosecutor Chris Becker told Judge W. Wyatt McKay that Young was handling a sawed-off shotgun, aimed at a wall and fired. The blast struck the infant in the abdomen as he slept in a crib in the next room, killing him.
Becker said Young has admitted that heavy drinking was the primary reason for the accident.