Mass. chief wants charges dropped in boy's Uzi death
The boy accidentally shot himself in the head when he lost control of a small Uzi he was shooting during a 2008 gun show
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A former Massachusetts police chief is asking a judge to dismiss charges he faces in connection with an child's accidental shooting death at a gun show.
Former Pelham Police Chief Edward Fleury is charged with involuntary manslaughter and says he couldn't have foreseen the death of 8-year-old Christopher Bizilj (bah-SEEL').
The Ashford, Conn., boy accidentally shot himself in the head when he lost control of a small Uzi he was shooting during a 2008 gun show that Fleury had organized in Westfield.
The event allowed visitors of all ages to fire assault weapons.
A Hampden Superior Court judge is considering Fleury's request. He is slated to stand trial next month, though officials say that date might be changed.
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