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Jury convicts dad of involuntary manslaughter in son's death

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A Detroit father has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his son who was shot by an older sister with a loaded gun found unsecured in a bedroom closet.

Prosecutors say a jury on Thursday also found the man guilty of child abuse and several weapons charges. He was acquitted of a more serious second-degree murder charge. He'll be sentenced July 21.

The 9-year-old boy was shot Nov. 9. He and his 11-year-old sister were visiting their father. The girl testified Wednesday that the siblings were acting out a video game and she had the shotgun when it fired.

She was granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for her testimony. The Associated Press isn't naming the family members so as not to identify the girl.

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