Orange County Sheriff says two convicted felons who were renting a room in their east Orange County home left a loaded gun in their bedroom and their two-year-old son grabbed it and killed his father. The mother, Marie Ayala, 28, appeared before an Orange County jail judge on Saturday. She faces charges of manslaughter, culpable negligence and being a felon in possession of a firearm. her husband Reggie Mabry was shot in the back inside the Tobie Court house where he and Ayala rented a room with their three children aged 5, 2 and 5 months. Ayala told deputies the whole family was in the bedroom and Mabry was playing a video game in the corner when she heard a loud noise and realized he had been shot. Deputies say it was the five-year-old who told them his younger brother, aged just two, grabbed the gun and pulled the trigger, killing his father. “The gun was not properly stored, and in fact, it wa easily accessible to even a two-year-old child, and the result is a tragedy in this community that no one can understand,” the county sheriff said. ‘Orange, John Mina. The children were not injured in the incident and are all in DCF custody. The Sheriff has pleaded with gun owners to secure their guns. Now these young children have effectively lost both parents,” Mina said. Ayala remains in the Orange County Jail. According to court records, Mabry and Ayala were on probation for child neglect and drug charges and neither was cleared to have possession of a firearm Florida law requires that a firearm loaded in the home be stored in a locked box or secured with a trigger lock if a child under the age of 16 can access it.

Orange County Sheriff says two convicted felons who were renting a room in their east Orange County home left a loaded gun in their bedroom and their two-year-old son grabbed it and killed his father shot.

The mother, Marie Ayala, 28, appeared before an Orange County jail judge on Saturday.

She faces charges of manslaughter, culpable negligence and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

MPs say on May 26 her 26-year-old husband Reggie Mabry was shot in the back inside the Tobie Court home where he and Ayala rented a room with their three children aged 5, 2 and 5 months.

Ayala told deputies that the whole family was in the bedroom and Mabry was playing a video game in the corner when she heard a loud noise and realized he had been shot.

Deputies say it was the five-year-old who told them his younger brother, aged just two, grabbed the gun and pulled the trigger, killing his father.

“The gun was not properly stored, and in fact, it was easily accessible to even a two-year-old child, and the result is a tragedy in this community that no one can understand,” the county sheriff said. ‘Orange, John Mina.

The children were not injured in the incident and are all in DCF custody.

The sheriff pleaded with gun owners to secure their guns.

“Gun owners who do not properly secure their guns are just a fraction of a second away from one of these tragedies happening in their homes. Now these young children have effectively lost both parents. “, said Mina.

Ayala remains in the Orange County Jail.

According to court records, Mabry and Ayala were on probation for child neglect and drug charges and neither was allowed to own a firearm.

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Florida law requires that a firearm loaded at home be stored in a locked box or secured with a trigger lock if a child under 16 can access it.