JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Editor's Note: The video attached above is from a previous story.
A motion to dismiss charges for a woman accused of killing her 14-year-old daughter after accidentally shooting her in the head has been denied.
Amanda Guthrie, 34, was arrested in January following what a forensic expert says was an "accidental shooting." Guthrie bonded out of jail while her daughter, Ayva, was hospitalized in critical condition, but was rearrested when the girl died.
On the day of the shooting, the teen was playing with the 9mm handgun, which was on top of furniture in Guthrie's bedroom, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Guthrie asked for the gun back, but when the girl handed the gun to her mother, it discharged. The bullet entered Ayva's head, and she later died at the hospital, police said.
The motion filed attempted to dismiss the charges of aggravated manslaughter on a child under 18 and as well as shooting or throwing deadly missiles in a house.
Guthrie is also charged with child neglect and armed possession of over 20 grams of marijuana. She has pleaded not guilty.
She remains in the Duval County Jail. Her trial is scheduled for November.