Father Takes Stand In Western Mass. Uzi Death Trial
A jury has seen graphic video of an 8-year-old boy accidentally shooting himself with an Uzi submachine gun at a 2008 gun fair in Massachusetts.
The video, taken by the boy's father, shows Christopher Bizilj, of Ashford, Conn., shooting the gun when the front of the weapon kicks back toward his head. A collective gasp went up in the courtroom.
Moments earlier, Dr. Charles Bizilj testified that he was videotaping his son when he could no longer see him in the viewfinder.
Bizilj said he found Christopher unresponsive on the ground. When he reached to pick him up, Bizilj said he found that a portion of the boy's skull was missing.
Former Pelham, Mass., police chief Edward Fleury, whose company co-sponsored the gun fair, has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in the boy's death.
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