Manslaughter charged dismissed
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge filed against a Detroit woman after her gun was used in a fatal accidental shooting of a teenager off from school because of a snow day.
District Court Judge Kenneth King dismissed all charges against 58-year-old Lise Cox during a preliminary examination Monday. Prosecutors say they haven’t decided whether they’ll appeal the ruling.
Cox was at work at the time and had no direct role in the death of 13-year-old Emarjae Watkins at her home on Dec. 12. Prosecutors have said she didn’t properly store her gun and was aware children knew where to find it.