COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – A mom was sentenced to 24 years in jail after her 2-year-old son was found dead. The toddler shot and killed himself with a pistol, thinking it was a toy squirt gun. Importantly, it should be noted that the gun belonged to the mother.
Moreover, the mom, Melissa Michelle Adamson pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday. She was charged with child abuse resulting in the death of Lokhi Bloom. The young boy died last year in October 2018.
According to the Colorado Springs police, the boy regularly drank water from a squirt gun. However, this time it wasn’t a squirt gun. Moments after finding his mother’s loaded gun, the 2-year-old boy shot himself.
Apart from this, Adamson has also admitted to being a recovering methamphetamine addict. The mother told authorities that she loaded the handgun after receiving text messages from a drug dealer that seemed threatening.
In addition to this, authorities found an ax and drug needles in the house. The drugs and ax were in close proximity to the boy, and other children as well.
Along with child abuse, Adamson also pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
No additional information has been reported at this time.