Father Found Guilty In Child Thumb-Shooting Case

EUCLID, Ohio - A father accused of leaving a loaded .38 caliber gun for his 7-year-old son to shoot was found guilty of negligent assault on Thursday, 19/43 News reported.

Virgil Mobley appeared in court Thursday morning after police said that he left the loaded gun in a closet, and his 7-year-old son found it and shot off his thumb.

Mobley is a security guard at Cleveland's Federal Building, and will be sentenced on Feb. 4. He could face up to 60 days of jail time and be forced to pay a $500 fine.