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Father Of SC Boy Who Shot Self Pleads Guilty

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The father of a 2-year-old Conway boy who grabbed a loaded gun and killed himself on Christmas Day has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Prosecutors say 30-year-old Rondell Smith was sentenced in Conway on Thursday after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

On Christmas Day, investigators say Sincere Smith found the gun on a table in the family’s home and shot himself in the chest. He died on the way to the hospital.

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