Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Child's Death Ruled Accidental

The Aug. 25 death of seven-year-old Jayden Norton of Parrotsville has been ruled accidental, according to 4th District Attorney James Dunn.
Dunn and Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes announced the findings today.
Norton died early in the morning of Aug. 25 after being shot at his home.
Law enforcement officials who responded to the 911 call that morning reported that a gun, a 357 Magnum, was found at the scene.
Doubling the tragedy was the death shortly after the shooting of Christopher A. Russell, 54, who had left the Norton residence shortly after the shooting. The grandfather of the victim, Russell died when his vehicle went out of control.
Shortly after the two incident's a sheriff's deputy told reporters that the grandfather and his grandson had gone to the front porch of the residence to show him his gun.
The grandfather lived with the boy's family.

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