A Sedamsville father has pleaded guilty in the accidental
shooting of his 11-year-old daughter back in January.
Deandre Kelley, 34, will spend the next six years behind
Kelley admitted to being drunk when he fought off his
longtime girlfriend and fired two shots into the air. One of the bullets struck
Shanti Lanza who was hiding in her upstairs bedroom.
Cincinnati Police responded to
the 800 block of Delhi Avenue in Sedamsville on January 12. Achauntiara "Shanti" Lanza, 11,
lived there with her mother, siblings and Kelley. Police found the girl suffering
from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.
She was transported to Cincinnati
Children's Hospital Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Kelley was indicted on one
count each of involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, endangering children
and having a weapon under disability.
In exchange with the plea, prosecutors dropped charges of
involuntary manslaughter and endangering children.
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