Melissa Ann Ringhardt, 19, of Vidor, Texas, was charged with abandoning or endangering a child after 5-year-old John Read shot and killed himself with her gun Monday, authorities said. (Photo courtesy of Orange County, Texas, Sheriff's Office)
A teenage babysitter was arrested Tuesday and charged in the death of
a 5-year-old Texas boy who accidentally shot himself with the
babysitter's gun while she was napping, authorities said.
Ann Ringhardt, 19, of Vidor was being held in the Orange County Jail on a
felony charge of abandoning or endangering a child, the county
sheriff's office said in a statement. She could face a sentence of six
months to two years if convicted.