Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Should Joshua White Be Prosecuted For Alleged Negligent Baby Sitting?
Baby sitting must be different in Georgia. 26 year old Joshua White was apparently baby-sitting his girl friends 3 year old son. White's gun was some where in the home. (What kind of a neighborhood requires that a baby sitter has to have a gun?) A 3 year old apparently got a hold of the gun and shot himself above the eye. The child is expected to live; however, DeKalb County police have arrested White. DeKalb County police spokesman J.T. Ware says 26-year-old Joshua White called 911 after the boy was wounded.
Neighbor Lonnie Montgomery said, "I think parents need to watch their kids more often, pay more attention to their children because anything can happen when you have guns around the house." White was arrested after police say they received conflicting stories on how the shooting happened. White has been charged with making false statements, tampering with evidence and reckless conduct.White has been released on bond. Joshua White is presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.