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Indiana man gets 4 years for accidental shooting death of his 4-year-old nephew

Lamario Delgado-Gonzalez

CROWN POINT, Ind. — A northwestern Indiana man has been sentenced to four years in prison for the fatal accidental shooting of his 4-year-old nephew.

Lamario E. Delgado-Gonzalez, 23, told a judge Monday that he was sorry for fatally shooting Garrion Glover Jr. in May 2017 at an East Chicago apartment.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the East Chicago man sobbed while telling the court he loved his nephew unconditionally.

Delgado-Gonzalez pleaded guilty in May to reckless homicide and admitted that he unintentionally shot his nephew.

The boy’s mother told police she was awakened by a noise and found her son bleeding on the floor, not far from a couch where Delgado-Gonzalez had been sleeping.

Delgado-Gonzalez was arrested in Illinois in December. He told police he was in “a (marijuana) coma” at the time of the shooting.