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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — An Indiana couple faces charges after investigators say they found cellphone videos showing the woman’s 12-month-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth.

Evansville police discovered the videos after a 19-year-old man was arrested for trying to sell a handgun to an undercover officer.

Police say the man and the girl’s 22-year-old mother can be heard encouraging the toddler to say “pow” and that no one tried to stop her as she put the gun in her mouth.

Police say the mother told officers the girl was holding a pellet gun; investigators say it was a .40-caliber handgun. They say the gun’s magazine appeared to be removed but it’s not clear if ammunition was in the chamber.

Both adults face charges including child neglect and recklessness with a deadly weapon.

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6 comments

  • ....

    ARE YOU “F***ING” KIDING ME! WHO WOULD DO THIS TO PUT THERE CHILD IN DANGER. HOPE THEY CHARGE THERE PARENTS.. THEN THEY WONDER WHY THERE KIDS ARE GETING SHOT, OR SHOOTING PPL IN STREETS. OR ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS THERE PARENTS OR KIDS.. HOPE CHILD IS IN GOOD HANDS WITH A FAMILY MEMBER.

  • Zebra Stripes

    Just another day in gun nut land. I’ll bet they sold a few guns before they got caught, and those guns ended up in Chicago.

  • Martin

    They dont want to take care of the child. Obviously murdering a child is not the way to go so they were hoping the child shot itself and they can play it off as a terrible tragedy. Animals. I hope they f*ing rot.

  • grummpy

    Variously reported as being arrested for sales of defaced (SN removed)handguns, being involved in as suspects in a robbery as well as being previously charged with a felony. The “adults need to spend time UNDER the jail.

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