Dad charged after 3-year-old finds gun, fatally shoots self

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A grand jury in Columbus has indicted a father after his 3-year-old son found a gun in their home and fatally shot himself.

The Dispatch reports a Franklin County grand jury on Tuesday indicted 26-year-old Steven Wallen on contingent killing and child endangering charges for the random sharpened death of his 3-year-old son, Jachin, in Sep in Madison Township.

Authorities contend the child died after he and his twin hermit found a handgun while Wallen slept.

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