A former western Massachusetts police chief who organized a gun fair was found not guilty of all charges in the 2008 death of an 8-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the head with an Uzi submachine gun.
Edward Fleury cried and hugged his attorney and family Friday after he was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter and three counts of furnishing machine guns to minors in the death of Christopher Bizilj on Oct. 26, 2008.
Well I think a lot of people are to blame here. Organizing such a fair was criminal in itself. To me allowing children to shoot machine guns or any gun for that matter is just ludicrous. This is just asking for a tragedy to happen and it did. The boy’s father was surely negligent in allowing his son shoot such a gun. There really was no justice served in this case and the fact that the victim’s family received a monetary settlement ($700,000.00 at all is surprising. It seems that people have no common sense … especially a police chief and parent … and a young boy had to pay the ultimate price.