Mom arrested after 11-year-old boy playing with gun kills 10-year-old sister
Hanahan Police
Police say 30-year-old Bernadette Renae Owens is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.

via WGHP:

HANAHAN, S.C. (WGHP/AP) -- After an 11-year-old South Carolina boy fatally shot his 10-year-old sister as they played with a gun, their mother has been arrested.

The Post and Courier reports police say 30-year-old Bernadette Renae Owens is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.

They say she left the children alone Oct. 5 in an unfurnished home littered with feces and food, and the loaded handgun was in a laundry basket on Owens’ bedroom floor.

Hanahan police say the children were playing with it when the girl, Cabriya Lucas, was shot. She died before police arrived.

Owens was arrested the next day and released after posting $80,000 bail.

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