In court, Mason was determined to be delinquent after reportedly admitting to reckless homicide.
On Tuesday, March 22, the Prosecutor’s Office says Platt was sentenced to a minimum of four years in prison with a maximum of six years for involuntary manslaughter and endangering children. However, Platt initially faced a maximum of 16 1/2 in prison for the charges, the Prosecutor’s Office says.
In a statement, Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said, "This case was not about gun ownership. It was about responsible gun ownership."
Nelsonville Police Chief Scott Fitch added, "I support firearm ownership, but you have a huge responsibility if you’re going to own a firearm. It’s every gun owner’s responsibility to keep their guns safe and out of the reach of children or any other person. Hopefully, no family ever has to experience this again."