Family of Slain Boy Sues Parents of 4-Year-Old Shooter

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    Brandon Holt (inset) died after being shot in the head with a rifle by his 4-year-old neighbor.

    The family of a 6-year-old New Jersey boy who was accidentally shot and killed by a 4-year-old playmate earlier this year is suing the younger child’s parents.

    The Asbury Park Press reports that the lawsuit brought by Brandon Holt's family accuses Anthony and Melissa Senatore of recklessness that lead to the child's death. They seek undisclosed damages in the suit, which was filed Friday in state Superior Court in Ocean County.
     
    Holt's family and the Senatores' attorney, Bob Ebberup, did not return messages seeking comment.
     
    Holt was killed April 8 while playing "pretend shooting'' with the Senatores' 4-year-old son. Authorities have said the younger boy got a loaded .22 caliber rifle from his home and fired a shot that hit Brandon in the head. He was pronounced dead the next day.

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