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Juvenile arrested for Manslaughter in Beauregard boy shooting death

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LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

A 14-year-old male has been arrested for the Dec. 30, 2013 shooting death of a 10-year-old boy in Beauregard, Ala.  

Authorities say the investigation has been ongoing, and a petition was issued earlier today, Feb. 28, charging the youth with Manslaughter.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told News Leader 9 in December that The young victim, his 12-year-old brother, and their 14-year-old friend had returned from a hunting trip, and were in a bedroom. 

At the time, it was reported that one of the boys was putting his rifle away when it accidentally discharged and struck the 10-year-old in the head, killing him instantly.

The mother of the victim and another boy were in the kitchen of the home at the time of the shooting.  

The juvenile suspect has been taken into custody. A hearing is scheduled in Lee County Juvenile Court to determine further action in the case.

Juvenile court proceedings are protected and confidential under Alabama law.

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