MANITOU SPRINGS — On Thursday, 26-year-old Ashlynne Perez was sentenced to one year in prison after her 4-year-old son shot himself in a car.
Perez pleaded guilty for Criminally Negligent Homicide
In July of 2021, officers responded to the report of a shooting outside of Maggie's Farm Marijuana Dispensary.
The Sheriff's Office said that after a preliminary investigation by Major Crimes Detectives, they learned that a four-year-old child was with his mother and younger sibling in a car while the father went inside to make a purchase. During that time, the child "discovered a gun."
The child was pronounced dead after suffering from what apparently was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.
Perez will be on probation for two years.
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