Parents of Tucson Boy Who Shot Himself in Head Face Charges
|Anthony Wells, 10, accidentally shot himself in the head last January.|
According to police, Genesia Elizabeth Lozano and Carlos Janesch Lozano left their 10-year-old son, Anthony J. Wells, home alone when they and their 2-year-old daughter went to pick up pizza.
In the short time they were gone, Wells -- a fifth-grader at Peter Howell Elementary School in Tucson -- found his stepfather's unloaded, semiautomatic handgun, loaded it, and then accidentally shot himself in the head.
According to the indictment, the parents "failed to provide adequate care and/or supervision and/or medical/mental health attention" in the 11 months leading up to Wells' death.
The pair, according to the indictment, also face child abuse charges for "leaving a child unsupervised in a home with a gun."
The Lozanos were released on their own recognizance this morning and will be back in court on June 25.