Woman gets probation after daughter accidentally killed

A St. Louis woman was sentenced to two years’ probation and parenting classes after her 6-year-old daughter was accidentally shot to death by one of the girl’s siblings.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 29-year-old Ebony Jones pleaded guilty Monday to three misdemeanor counts of child endangerment in the February 2017 shooting death of Mi’Kenzie Bostic. An involuntary manslaughter charge was dismissed.

Jones’ boyfriend, Jeramee Ramey, told police he and Jones smoked drugs the evening before the shooting and fell asleep, leaving a loaded 9 mm handgun on the floor.

Police say Mi’Kenzie was with her siblings ages 3, 4 and 9 and that a sibling told her to get the gun and then shot her. None of the other children were injured.

Ramey also was charged in Mi’Kenzie’s death but he was found fatally shot three months later. A man is awaiting trial in Ramey’s death.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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