DETROIT – A mother and her 22-year-old friend face involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of her 3-year-old son, who is believed to have shot himself in their Detroit apartment.
The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says the 20-year-old Kinesha Boyd is also charged with lying to the police. Demetrius Peals also is charged with child abuse and tampering with evidence.
Researchers believe Kyrei Boyd found a loaded gun Wednesday during the in Peals, ” take care, and shot himself in the face. The child later died in a hospital.
The police said Peals left the apartment after handing the injured child to emergency responders.
Peals is expected to be arraigned Saturday. Kinesha Boyd’s accusation will be held at a later date.