A Missouri mother sentenced to 10 years in prison in accidental shooting of 5-year-old son.

6 month ago

Missouri mother who left her children alone with two loaded guns out in the open is facing 10 years in prison after her oldest son accidentally shot himself.

Bobbie Jo Scott, of Hartville, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of a child in the death of Timothy Deatherage.

the mom left home with her boyfriend to pick up a paycheck, she asked a neighbor to check on her 5-year-old son Timothy, and his 7- and 3-year-old siblings. the children were left alone with a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle.

Wright Co. Sheriff Glenn Adler said the 7-year-old was handling the shotgun when a stray bullet went off.

Gass is set to appear in court on Jan. 25.