Marion County Couple Set To Go To Trial June 4 In Case In Which One Of Their Children Shot Another

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Marion County couple is set to go to trial June 4 for negligent homicide in a case in which their two-year-old daughter Cameron was fatally shot by her five-year-old step-brother.

Samantha Wallace, 28, and Thomas Wallace, 25, were in the courtroom of Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern on Monday.

Attorney Stephen Brown said the facts of the case are not in dispute. He said the only issue is whether the couple should be held criminally liable for the child's death.

He said Thomas Wallace was at work at the time of the incident in July 2010 and Ms. Wallace was watching three children at home.

The children were in the couple's bedroom when the boy found a loaded .45-caliber pistol in a night stand, it was stated. The daughter was pronounced dead from a single shot by the time she arrived at the hospital.

The Wallaces are free on bond.

Dan Ripper represents Ms. Wallace, and Charlie Minor is the prosecutor. 


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