February 14, 2014 at 7:49 pm

3 face trial in accidental death of Detroit boy

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.