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Colorado mother pleads guilty to negligence in son's death

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Posted at 4:54 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 18:54:11-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old Colorado boy who fatally shot himself has acknowledged negligence for leaving the weapon unsecured.

The Gazette reported Wednesday that 33-year-old Melissa Adamson pleaded guilty to a felony count of child abuse in the October 2018 death of Lokhi Bloom.

Authorities say the boy had a habit of drinking from a squirt gun, but shot himself moments after discovering the loaded handgun.

Authorities say Adamson was high on methamphetamine and arguing with her drug dealer when she failed to secure the weapon.

Adamson says she loaded the gun after receiving threatening text messages from a drug dealer.

Adamson faces up to 48 years in prison and a sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 2.

Prosecutors say the father was at the home and could also face charges.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com