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Manitou Springs mother sentenced in accidental shooting death of 4-year-old

Death investigation at Maggie's Farm in Manitou Springs
Posted at 9:45 PM, Mar 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 23:45:12-04

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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