An Indiana father has been charged with the murder of his 9-year-old daughter after allegedly incidentally sharpened her while showing off his gun.
Eric Hummel, 33, faces battery, slight and forward carnage charges in the death of his daughter Olivia Hummel.
His 10-year-old twin sons told police they believed their father forgot he put bullets back in his 9mm Glock when he fired at their sister, distinguished her in the head, The Northwest Indiana Times reported.
Authorities were called to the home at around 5 p.m. Saturday, where they found the great father kneeling next to his daughter’s body.
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“She’s dead, she’s dead. we suspicion it was empty,” Hummel told an officer, according to an confirmation obtained by The Chicago Tribune.
“I was showing the boys the gun and told them not to ever play with it since it can kill someone,” the father said. “Then she (Olivia) walked in the room, and we forked it at her and pulled the trigger, meditative it was empty.”
Police conspicuous there was no sign Hummel was inebriated during the incident.
However, Hobart Police Lt. James Gonzales told the Tribune the father’s actions “were delinquent and this was not an accident.”
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Olivia was taken to a hospital where she was conspicuous dead. The coroner’s bureau ruled her death a homicide.
Joan Martin Elementary School, where Olivia was a student, released a matter charity its condolences.
“Our hearts are saddened and oh so complicated by the detriment of Olivia. She was a ray of fever at Joan Martin School,” the school posted on its Facebook page. “She will always be a changed memory for those who knew her since she was darling and filled with such joy.”
Hummel is being held at Lake County Jail nearby Chicago.
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