Detroit — Three adults will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the accidental shooting death of a 4-year-old boy by his cousin.
A Detroit judge ordered the trial following Friday’s preliminary examination for 53-year-old Patricia Johnson, 56-year-old Harvey Witcher and 66-year-old Robert Richardson.
Circuit court arraignments are scheduled for Feb. 21.
Authorities say the three adults were present in a home Jan. 16 when a 4-year-old girl picked up a loaded gun and shot her cousin, Jamel Witcher Jr.
The children were playing together before the incident.