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Reckless homicide charges for parents who fatally shot 6-month-old baby, say Tenn. police

The 6-moth-old infant was shot when her parent got involved in a domestic dispute Facebook

Home in Knox County, Tenn., where authorities say a 6-month-old girl was fatally shot, and her parents were later arrested, Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
WVLT
(CBS/AP) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Knox County authorities say a man and a woman have been charged with reckless homicide after their 6-month-old daughter died in a shooting, reports CBS affiliate WVLT.

The baby girl was reportedly shot early Wednesday afternoon when her parents, Angela Major and Ken Mason, were involved in a domestic dispute. She was pronounced dead at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

According to the station, Major, 26, and Mason, 40, were taken into custody and each held on a $1 million bond.

Knox County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Martha Dooley said deputies recovered a handgun at the couple's home off the Alcoa Highway. The department would not say how many rounds were fired or where the baby was shot.

Dooley said both Major and Mason have criminal records and Mason had an outstanding warrant for failure to obey court orders.

  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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