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Oregon parents arrested after toddler shoots self with gun

Peter Mankins and Diana Goodman are facing manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges.

Posted: Dec 31, 2018 3:48 PM
Updated: Dec 31, 2018 6:59 PM

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in Baker City arrested the parents of 2-year-old boy who fatally shot himself with a handgun in the family's home.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Peter Mankins and Diana Goodman were booked Saturday in the Baker County Jail, the sheriff's inmate roster shows.

Records show they face charges of second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

Police didn't immediately release details about the circumstances of the shooting in Eastern Oregon.

The Baker County District Attorney's Office said both were at home when their child, Liam Paul Lee Mankins, picked up an unsecured handgun pulled the trigger and shot himself in the head on November 4th.

The boy was airlifted to a hospital in Boise, Idaho, but died hours later from his injuries.

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