Hastings Child Accused of Shooting Little Brother to Death



A 9-year-old is in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services for shooting his 4-year-old brother to death.  Beau Pecor was killed last Friday.  Adams County Attorney, Donna Fegler Daiss, says investigators have determined the shooting was not an accident. Adams County prosecutors have filed a juvenile charge of manslaughter against the 9-year-old whose name has not been released.  He's accused of firing a .22-caliber rifle bullet that struck his little brother in the head the morning of April 18. Beau was pronounced dead later at a local hospital. Other family members were home when the shot was fired. Authorities say the rifle is owned by the boyfriend of Beau's mother. Neither adult has been charged.  A hearing has been set for Apr. 29th