2-year-old Jacarion died of self-inflicted gunshot

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By Kayla Vaughn

The mother of 2-year-old Jacarion Gladden wept in court Wednesday as she admitted guilt in his accidental shooting death and received a 54-month prison sentence.
Toni Lashay Gladden, 27, pleaded guilty to unlawful neglect of a child and misprision of a felony, each of which carried a possible 10-year sentence.
Jacarion died July 31, 2017, after being left alone with a loaded 9mm pistol that belonged to Gladden’s boyfriend, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes. The gun apparently went off as the child handled it, according to prosecutors.

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