Colorado mom gets 24 years for death of son who thought gun was squirt gun 12/03/2019 11:31 am PST Comments KDVR / El Paso County via KDVR: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) -- A judge has sentenced a mother to 24 years in prison after her 2-year-old son fatally shot himself with her pistol, believing it was a squirt gun. Melissa Michelle Adamson was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to child abuse resulting in death in the October 2018 death of Lokhi Bloom. Authorities have said the boy habitually drank water from a squirt gun and shot himself moments after discovering his mother's loaded handgun. Adamson has said she is a recovering methamphetamine addict and told authorities that she loaded the gun after receiving threatening text messages from a drug dealer. Authorities have said an ax and drug needles were also found within reach of her son and other children. MORE: Colorado Springs mom sentenced in death of son who thought gun was squirt gun - KDVR #ChildAbuse #Colorado #ColoradoSprings #KDVR #Sentencing #Shooting Related Stories Gun that killed 2-year-old belonged to mother high on meth, prosecutors say Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.